Archeologists Excavate Tunnels And Ancient Tomb In Mexico

August 5th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
tunnel1Aug 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If all goes the way the archeologist of National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) are anticipating, then they are just few feet away from finding a connection between the culture of Teotihuacan and the other pre-Hispanic culture that used to idolize the rulers. The archeologists of National Institute of Anthropology and History have been able to discover the roof of a tunnel in the ruins of Teotihuacan around 12 meters (40 feet) below the surface. The researchers who have been excavating the site for the past eight months have also mentioned to media sources that a lowered camera into the tunnel has revealed chambers inside it that might contain tombs of the rulers of the pre-historic metropolis. As of yet no depiction of any kind of a monarch, or tomb of a ruler had been found in the ruins of Teotihuacan.

The archeologists had suspected the presence of an underground tunnel in the north of Mexico City in 2003 when a heavy shower, resulted in sinking the ground at the foot of the Temple of Quetzacoatl. The area around Temple of Quetzacoatl is considered as the central ceremonial area of the ruins of Teotihuacan and archeologists believe that the excavated tunnel is the main element around which the rest of the ceremonial center was built. Archaeologist Sergio Gomez said to media sources that he believes that the discovered place was the “most sacred place” for the inhabitants of that era.

Sergio Gomez also mentioned that it seems that the excavated area was intentionally closed off between A.D. 200 and 250. The group from NIAH is the first to see the space after it was shut around 1800 years ago. Sergio Gomez told that archeologists will enter the tunnel in the coming months to find the expected tombs underneath.

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