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A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.
A large offering found near the entrance to the chambers, some 59 feet (18 meters) below the Temple of the Plumed Serpent, suggests they could be the tombs of the city's elite.
Unlike at other pre-Columbian ruins in Mexico, archaeologists have never found any remains believed to belong to Teotihuacan's rulers. Such a discovery could help shine light on the leadership structure of the city, including whether rule was hereditary.
So far Gomez's team has excavated only about 2 feet (60 centimeters) into the chambers. A full exploration will take at least another year.
originally posted by: Mianeye
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In and around those chambers he found more puzzling objects, including a wooden box filled with shells imported from the ocean and carved by stone tools.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: Mianeye
I so often wish the catholic church has not been able to destroy their histories and beliefs so effectively, its like a robbery of a culture's soul and we are left the poorer for it.