Archeologists Find Tunnel In The Ruins Of Teotihuacan

August 4th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
tunnelAug 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After eight months of planned and strategic excavation, archeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History have been able to excavate and find not only the roof of a deep tunnel in the ruins of Teotihuacan, but also some chambers that might contain some tombs of the rulers of the society. The roof of the tunnel has been discovered around 40 feet (122 meters) below the surface and a lowered camera gauged the depth of the tunnel to be around 37 yards (meters).

Archeologists are marking it as a great discovery that might provide a connection between the ancient culture and society of the Mexico City and other pre-Hispanic cultures that idolized their rulers. In the 100 years of excavation of the ruins of Teotihuacan, the archeologists have never found a tomb of the monarch or a depiction of a ruler in the ruins. One of the members of the team of archeologists, Sergio Gomez has mentioned to media sources that he believes that the discovered tunnel was a very sacred place of the residents and the central point around which the ceremonial center was built.

Reports claim that archeologists first got an inkling of a tunnel in the area back in 2003 when after a heavy rainstorm the ground at the foot of the Temple of Quetzacoatl sunk down. Thinking that there might be a free space underneath the archeologist began the excavation last year. Now as the tunnel has been discovered, the team plans to enter the tunnel and go for the chambers in the coming months. Archeologists will be entering a space that they believe was intentionally closed off between A.D 200 and 250.

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