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Robot to assist in Teotihuacan temple exploration

Archaeologists are planning to use a robot to assist them in exploring a tunnel found underneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan.

The tunnel, discovered under the Temple of the Plumed Serpent, or Quetzalcoatl, is believed to lead to a chamber almost 2,000 years old, probably a place where dignitaries of the pre-Columbian city received their investiture or were buried, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The Tlaloc II-TC robot, which will be the first to travel the remaining 30 to 35 meters (100 to 115 feet) of the tunnel, is composed of three independent mechanisms, the first being the transport vehicle that reaches a length of over a meter (3 1/4 feet) once its arms are stretched out.

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Story: Hispanically Speaking News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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