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New Tunnel Discovered Under Ancient Pyramid
nationalgeographic.com ^ | Heather Brady

Posted on 07/09/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The tunnel was found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the second-largest structure in the ancient city (the largest is the Pyramid of the Sun), according to the International Business Times. The archaeologists who discovered it believe that it mirrors the Teotihuacans’ great monuments and may represent the underworld in the belief system of the pre-Colombian, 2,000-year-old civilization that built it (a civilization thought to pre-date the Aztecs, who later occupied the site).

The tunnel is long, extending from the central square known as the Plaza de la Luna to the nearby pyramid. It is about 33 feet (10 meters) deep, and is similar to other tunnels that have been discovered recently, like the tunnel that was found under the Temple of the Plumed Serpent.

While no one has been able to go inside the tunnel yet, the discovery was made through a method known as electrical resistivity tomography, which creates subterranean images. A team of archaeologists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History was using the technique as part of their conservation efforts for the central square when they stumbled upon the tunnel.

The Pyramid of the Moon was likely used for human sacrifice and other rituals, based on studies of human remains found at burial sites. It is unclear what the tunnel may have been used for, and archaeologists plan to do more research to determine its purpose and whether or not it contains more artefacts

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; discovered; mexico; pyramid; pyramidofthemoon; teotihuacan; tunnel; under
It is unclear what the tunnel may have been used for...

Nothing good, that's for sure.

1 posted on 07/09/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

so it’s not really a new tunnel.


2 posted on 07/09/2017 10:29:50 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: BenLurkin

It doesn’t sound particularly wise to be tunneling about under pyramids now does it? These miscreants should cease tunneling immediately.


3 posted on 07/09/2017 10:33:55 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: BenLurkin

Hamas was building tunnels way back then?


4 posted on 07/09/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: BenLurkin

Extra grain storage.


5 posted on 07/09/2017 10:43:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BenLurkin

In this country, the natives lived in tee-pees.....why the difference in cultures???


6 posted on 07/09/2017 10:52:02 AM PDT by terycarl (COMMON SENSE PREVAILS OVERNew Testament churches had candlesticks and stars (angels) associated wALL)
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To: BenLurkin

[The Pyramid of the Moon was likely used for human sacrifice and other rituals, based on studies of human remains found at burial sites.]

As more and more of these demonic ritual sites are being discovered by archaeologists (example: wall of skulls in Mexico), will their quest for their purpose and whether or not they contain more artifacts conjure up demons?


7 posted on 07/09/2017 10:53:13 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Seems that way sometimes, doesn’t it?


8 posted on 07/09/2017 10:55:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: terycarl
Tee-pees?


9 posted on 07/09/2017 10:56:10 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: terycarl

There are ruins of Indian cities. Maybe the aridity of the southwestern US forced a nomadic lifestyle on the inhabitants, unable to farm to any large extent. Central America is lush, no need to pull up stakes periodically and follow the seasons.


10 posted on 07/09/2017 11:01:11 AM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: BenLurkin

It sounds to me like it is a really old tunnel.


11 posted on 07/09/2017 11:07:03 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: stars & stripes forever
conjure up demons?

Yeah baby!


12 posted on 07/09/2017 11:19:38 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: stylin19a

At least this one wasnt made by smugglers at the border


13 posted on 07/09/2017 11:24:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( Mr. Comey, did you engage in or know of ANY OTHER leaks?)
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To: BenLurkin

A couple if random thoughts about tunnels under cities and temples

With examples found in Vegas stage shows, Chicagoland, and Disneyworld...

Leave without being seen
Make things materialize (guards, priests, bounty and livestock) without climbing the pyramid. Disney can produce guards on the scene as directed from a high vantage point.


14 posted on 07/09/2017 11:30:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( Mr. Comey, did you engage in or know of ANY OTHER leaks?)
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To: BenLurkin

Prehistoric Illegal immigrants used it...


15 posted on 07/09/2017 1:26:52 PM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is DEPLORABLE :-))
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To: BenLurkin

A subway for chariots was started but ended up costing to much as the local politicians and insiders skimmed off their shares so they covered up the crime with a pyramid.
This is where we get the term “Pyramid scheme” from......


16 posted on 07/09/2017 2:38:38 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: MUDDOG
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17 posted on 07/09/2017 4:49:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting


18 posted on 07/09/2017 6:20:33 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: stylin19a

Lol!


19 posted on 07/09/2017 6:23:00 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless The United States of America.)
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