Skip to comments.Tunnel found under temple in Mexico
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.
To late...DON”T OPEN IT!!!!
To late...DON”T OPEN IT!!!!
Why are they so sure it wasn’t dug by the Zetas?
Does it lead up to a bar that’s only open “From Dusk Until Dawn”?
Great news especially if it is undisturbed.
Will be watching for more news.
I bet the Mexican archeologists will open the tombs on Dec. 21, 2012!
Not much information Badge,,,,,,,,, Hope there are some followups, cuz it’s a pretty interesting find!
The Ruins............a good horror flick..............
Das all dey was...................
It originally ended in El Paso....drug tunnel...
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!)
Yeah. Not much! I read the comments too. Some were pretty “out there!”
Can hardly wait to open up that tunnel pit beneath the Temple of the Snake....not.
I wonder if it’s cursed?..................
Maybe mexico should go back to those borders!
I suspect it isn’t ‘blessed’.
Since Zucchini and all other squashes are native to the New World, they may have buried their own zukes there!......................
LOL! I’m glad you aren’t mad about all the teasing!!
So, the Mexicans have been smuggling drugs and other things through underground tunnels longer than people thought!
the tunnel ends two blocks from the current site of Petco Park in San Diego, California (DA DA BUM BUM....)
I may send you some!...............
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!)
That one is not mine, but mine are rather large!
Our county fair is in October...............
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?
If they plan on opening it in 2012 should we be afraid or should we call Geraldo?
Don’t bother opening the tunnel. Everyone knows that it leads to El Paso.
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I've seen people with too much zucchini cursing it in an appalling display of mindless frenzy...
The other end is probably in Arizona.
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.