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Liquid mercury found beneath Teotihuacan pyramid

Large quantities have been found in a chamber beneath the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Mexico City. Some archeologists believe the toxic

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

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

Fire god statue found at Teotihuacan

Archaeologists working at Teotihuacan in Mexico have found a statue of the fire god Huehueteotl. The statue was found in a pit at the apex of the Pyramid of the Sun. Huehueteotl is known in the archaeology of various Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Olmecs and Aztecs, and the Aztecs' predecessors in

Teotihuacan’s original offering found at core of pyramid

In some exciting news, archaeologists believe they have found the original ceremonial offering placed at the Pyramid of the Sun before construction began. The offerings found at the base of the pyramid in the Teotihuacan ruin site just north of Mexico City include a green serpentine stone mask so delicately carved

Teotihuacán architects based designs on 83cm unit of measurement

The architects responsible for designing the ancient city of Teotihuacán in Mexico based their designs off an 83cm measure. The researcher said that by making calculations based on the measurements of the pyramids at Teotihuacán, he was able to determine "the constant presence" of the 83-centimeter unit. Sugiyama, an associate research professor

Evidence found of ancient wolf-dog crossbreeding

Jaw bones found in a burial chamber at Teotihuacan are the first pieces of evidence that wolves and dogs were intentionally crossbred by ancient Mexicans. The remains, which were discovered by archaeologists at a Teotihuacan pyramid burial chamber, are the first physical proof that wolf-dogs were intentionally crossbred "as a

Robot used to explore Teotihuacan tunnel

A robot has been used to explore a 2,000-year-old tunnel found underneath a temple at Teotihuacan in Mexico. Archaeologists lowered the remote-controlled, camera-equipped vehicle into the 12-foot-wide (4-meter) corridor and sent wheeling through it to see if it was safe for researchers to enter. The one-foot (30-cm) wide robot was