Secret tunnel found 30 feet below the Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico’s Teotihuacan ruins may have been built to ‘replicate the underworld’

Secret tunnel found 30 feet below the Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico’s Teotihuacan ruins may have been built to ‘replicate the underworld’

  • Teotihuacan had its apex between 100 B.C. and A.D. 750
  • At its peak had 100,000 residents, but was abandoned before the rise of the Aztecs in the 14th century
  • Scans found  tunnel about 30 feet below the surface of plaza in front of pyramid 

Archaeologists at Mexico‘s Teotihuacan ruins site say they have found evidence that the city’s builders may have dug a secret tunnel under the Pyramid of the Moon.

It goes from the Pyramid to the central square, which it is believed was used for human sacrifices and other rituals in front of an estimated 100,000 people.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History says researchers used a CT scans to discover the tunnel about 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface of the plaza in front of the pyramid.

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The new tunnel runs from the center of the Plaza de la Luna to the Pyramid of the Moon, in the Teotihuacan, pictured above. Tunnels have previously been found under other temples, and it is beleived they were dug to 'replicate the underworld'.

The new tunnel runs from the center of the Plaza de la Luna to the Pyramid of the Moon, in the Teotihuacan, pictured above. Tunnels have previously been found under other temples, and it is beleived they were dug to ‘replicate the underworld’.

Other tunnels have been discovered at Teotihuacan, and one at Temple of the Plumed Serpent has been explored.

The new tunnel runs from the center of the Plaza de la Luna to the Pyramid of the Moon, in the Teotihuacan.

The tunnel may have been filled with offerings, they believe.

‘The finding confirms that Teotihuacans reproduced the same pattern of tunnels associated with their great monuments, whose function had to be the emulation of the underworld,’ said the archaeologist Verónica Ortega, director of the Integral Conservation Project of the Plaza de la Luna…..More Here

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