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Bulldozers, Looting Reported
at Mexico's Teotihuacan
May 26, 2021 2:21 PM CDT
Bulldozers, Looting Reported at Mexico's Teotihuacan
Private building crews said to have chased away cops
- Mexico's government says private building crews are refusing to stop work that threatens one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, ancient Teotihuacan. At least 25 structures at the protected pre-Aztec site boasting twin pyramids and "hundreds of smaller, more remote, and often unexplored sites "...
Hidden Chamber, Tunnel
Beneath Mexican Pyramid
Oct 30, 2018 11:53 AM CDT
Hidden Chamber, Tunnel Beneath Mexican Pyramid
It might have been used for funerals beneath Pyramid of the Moon
- There's more than a tunnel hidden beneath Mexico's second largest pyramid. A survey using electrical resistance technology has not only confirmed the existence of a tunnel running out the southern end of the Teotihuacan's 140-foot-tall Pyramid of the Moon, but also uncovered a chamber connected to it,...
Archaeologists Find Tunnel
That May Emulate Underworld
Jul 7, 2017 6:28 AM CDT
Archaeologists Find Tunnel That May Emulate Underworld
The passageway was discovered under the Pyramid of the Moon
- What would make the discovery of a secret passageway under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Moon even more intriguing? A theory that the tunnel was used to emulate the underworld, to start. CT scans performed by archaeologists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History in June indicate that...
Archaeologist Says She's
Solved the Mystery of
Aug 13, 2016 10:10 AM CDT
Archaeologist Says She's Solved the Mystery of Mexico's Teotihuacan
And the answer is water
- Water may be the key to understanding the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico, according to new research from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History. Teotihuacan—home to some of the world's largest pyramids and 150,000 people at its peak—shut down around the year...
Boosts Hope of Royal Tomb
Apr 27, 2015 6:47 AM CDT
Teotihuacan Find Boosts Hope of Royal Tomb
Liquid mercury in pyramid could symbolize path to underworld
- A 600-foot tunnel below a pyramid in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan has given up 50,000 artifacts —but its latest reveal could indicate something far more significant lies in wait. After six years of toiling below the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, archaeologist Sergio Gomez says he'...
Oct 30, 2014 5:18 AM CDT
Archaeologists: Tunnel Could Lead to Teotihuacan Rulers
Chambers could hold Teotihuacan leaders' remains
- After almost a decade of painstaking work, researchers have unearthed an amazing 50,000 relics from a tunnel in the ancient city of Teotihuacan—and they believe the biggest prizes still await. The tunnel below the site around 30 miles away from Mexico City was discovered in 2003 after having...
Orbs Found in
May 4, 2013 8:02 AM CDT
Mysterious Metal Orbs Found in Ancient Temple
Robots make an 'unprecedented discovery' in Mexico
- Mysterious artifacts, ancient temples, robots: This story has the makings of an amazing sci-fi film. Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of metallic orbs in a Teotihuacan pyramid in Mexico, reports Discovery News . Made of pyrite, they would have once been spectacular glowing spheres, say researchers. "They look like yellow spheres,...
Team Digs Up Mexican Pyramid's First Offerings
Dec 14, 2011 2:22 PM CST
Team Digs Up Mexican Pyramid's First Offerings
Ornate stone mask, pots, and bones found at temple's base
- Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe are the original offerings that Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun was built upon. The team from the nation's National Institute of Anthropology and history found the very center of the ancient Teotihuacan structure by digging extensions off an old tunnel dug by...
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