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Tunnel found under temple in Mexico
www.physorg.com ^ | May 30, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:38:37 AM PDT by Red Badger

Researchers found a tunnel under the Temple of the Snake in the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan, about 28 miles northeast of Mexico City.

The tunnel had apparently been sealed off around 1,800 years ago.

Researchers of Mexico's National University made the finding with a radar device. Closer study revealed a "representation of the underworld," in the words of archaeologist Sergio Gomez Chavez, of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Experts found "a route of symbols, whose conclusion appears to lie in the funeral chambers at the end of the tunnel."

The structure is 15 yards beneath the ground, and it runs eastwards. It is about 130 yards long.

"At the end, there are several chambers which could hold the remains of the rulers of that Mesoamerican civilization. If confirmed, it will be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 21st century on a global scale," Gomez Chavez said late Thursday.

Teotihuacan, with its huge pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, its palaces, temples, homes, workshops, markets and avenues, is the largest pre-Hispanic city in Mesoamerica. It reached its zenith in the years 300-600 AD.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; ggg; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 05/31/2011 11:38:39 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!..............


2 posted on 05/31/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

To late...DON”T OPEN IT!!!!


3 posted on 05/31/2011 11:40:24 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("If I ever kill you, you'll be awake. You'll be facing me, and you'll be armed. " Mal Reynolds)
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To: Red Badger

To late...DON”T OPEN IT!!!!


4 posted on 05/31/2011 11:40:33 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("If I ever kill you, you'll be awake. You'll be facing me, and you'll be armed. " Mal Reynolds)
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5 posted on 05/31/2011 11:44:54 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

6 posted on 05/31/2011 11:46:03 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Red Badger

Why are they so sure it wasn’t dug by the Zetas?


7 posted on 05/31/2011 11:49:29 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: RightGeek

Does it lead up to a bar that’s only open “From Dusk Until Dawn”?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

Great news especially if it is undisturbed.
Will be watching for more news.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 11:54:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I bet the Mexican archeologists will open the tombs on Dec. 21, 2012!


10 posted on 05/31/2011 11:57:02 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Red Badger

Not much information Badge,,,,,,,,, Hope there are some followups, cuz it’s a pretty interesting find!


11 posted on 05/31/2011 12:01:10 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The Ruins............a good horror flick..............

12 posted on 05/31/2011 12:02:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Das all dey was...................


13 posted on 05/31/2011 12:04:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

It originally ended in El Paso....drug tunnel...


14 posted on 05/31/2011 12:05:43 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

It’s 130 yards long and 15 yards beneath the ground... hmm, I think I know where Red Badger is going to put all that zuchini!! (okay, that’s the last zuchini joke, really!)


15 posted on 05/31/2011 12:06:15 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Red Badger

Yeah. Not much! I read the comments too. Some were pretty “out there!”


16 posted on 05/31/2011 12:06:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Red Badger

Can hardly wait to open up that tunnel pit beneath the Temple of the Snake....not.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 12:09:11 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

I wonder if it’s cursed?..................


18 posted on 05/31/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe mexico should go back to those borders!


19 posted on 05/31/2011 12:16:29 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Red Badger

I suspect it isn’t ‘blessed’.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 12:16:47 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: tet68
I have not traveled very much and not a student of archeology or anything related, but did have the chance to see the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico some years ago (15 or more?). And that remains as the most fascinating thing I have ever seen, very vivid memories of that day.
21 posted on 05/31/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: momtothree

Since Zucchini and all other squashes are native to the New World, they may have buried their own zukes there!......................


22 posted on 05/31/2011 12:21:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

LOL! I’m glad you aren’t mad about all the teasing!!


23 posted on 05/31/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Red Badger

So, the Mexicans have been smuggling drugs and other things through underground tunnels longer than people thought!


24 posted on 05/31/2011 12:29:06 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Red Badger

the tunnel ends two blocks from the current site of Petco Park in San Diego, California (DA DA BUM BUM....)


25 posted on 05/31/2011 12:31:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: momtothree

I may send you some!...............

26 posted on 05/31/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

OH MY GOSH!! You said you grew some big zukes but not the size of a CHILD!! There is only so much zuchini bread one person can take. (I do predict you take home first place at your county fair, though!)


27 posted on 05/31/2011 12:43:01 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

That one is not mine, but mine are rather large!
Our county fair is in October...............


28 posted on 05/31/2011 12:52:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: NEMDF
If you ever get back to the Yacatan, stop at Coba. It's near Vallodilid on the way to Chichen Itza. Unlike Chichen Itza, it is not restored and only partially explored, but it is much, much larger, with a taller pyramid peeking up over the surrounding jungle. Whereas Chichen Itza markets itself a bit like Disney World, in Coba you'll wander down jungle paths by yourself to find ruins no one has yet fully uncovered.
29 posted on 05/31/2011 12:59:43 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: PUGACHEV

Sadly, doubt I will ever go to Mexico again, due to the violence and all. When I was in Chichen Itza, it was long enough ago that it was not highly “commercialized”; I suspect it has become more so since then. We went on a bus tour from Cancun, a fairly small group (50 or less?) and it was not at all crowded at the ruins. We did go to the top of El Castillo, which I don’t think is allowed any longer?


30 posted on 05/31/2011 1:19:18 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger

If they plan on opening it in 2012 should we be afraid or should we call Geraldo?


31 posted on 05/31/2011 1:44:38 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

Both...................


32 posted on 05/31/2011 2:00:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

Don’t bother opening the tunnel. Everyone knows that it leads to El Paso.


33 posted on 05/31/2011 3:23:52 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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Thanks Red Badger.

Could have sworn there were some topics about this, but in addition to being a tired and shagged out after a long squawk (back to work after a long weekend), I also have been gleaning old FR topics about King Solomon.

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34 posted on 05/31/2011 6:01:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Red Badger; momofthree
I wonder if it’s cursed?

I've seen people with too much zucchini cursing it in an appalling display of mindless frenzy...

35 posted on 05/31/2011 6:09:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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To: Red Badger

The other end is probably in Arizona.


36 posted on 05/31/2011 8:29:31 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: PUGACHEV
I've been to Coba a couple of times. I agree it's a really cool place.
37 posted on 06/01/2011 2:56:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: tet68; NEMDF; PUGACHEV; Red Badger; SunkenCiv; blam; All

This is really exciting. 1800 years ago as long before the Aztecs. I went there about 50 years ago. Climbed the temple of the sun, which I think is the picture shown and had been restored. Then climbed the temple of the moon, which had not been restored. From the TM, I walked down a long avenue, past the TS and many small pyramids, unresored on each side about 10 to 20 feet high. After at least 1/2 mile there was a huge elevated terrace much larger than a football field about 10 feet high. Spent several hours there wandering around, and picking and eating cactus fruit when I got thirsty.

I also traveled to Oaxaca where the Zapotec and Michtec cultures thrived. One had a complex on the top of a mountain with several restored pyramids. The other was in the valley and the temples were rectangular and flat topped, with a lot of abstract linear and zigzag ornamentation. Seemed more like things I’ve seen photos of from Yucatan which I hope to visit before I die.


38 posted on 06/01/2011 11:53:06 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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