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Mysterious spheres found in ancient temple

Hundreds of spheres have been found beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan in Mexico.

The mysterious spheres lay in both the north and south chambers. Ranging from 1.5 to 5 inches, the objects have a core of clay and are covered with a yellow material called jarosite.

“This material is formed by the oxidation of pyrite, which is a metallic ore,” Gómez Chávez said. “It means that in pre-hispanic times they appeared as if they were metallic spheres. There are hundreds of these in the south chamber.”

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Story: Rosella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: DMC, INAH/M. MARAT

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