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Mysterious megalithic ruins found at Teotihuacan

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posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 08:41 PM
Most of you will probably be familiar with the ancient ruined city of Teotihuacan and its famous pyramids of the Sun, Moon and of the feathered serpents.
Still surprisingly little is know of the origins of what was probably the largest city in Mesoamerica, a city that flourished in the first centuries of the common era and that was roughly contemporary with the late Roman Empire (a fact that warranted it the title of "Rome of Mesoamerica").

Except for the scale of its great pyramids and highly organized urban layout, little seems remarkable about Teotihuacan in terms of megalithic architecture. The pyramids themselves, even if one were to ignore the somehow imaginative restorations carried out at the beginning of the 20th century and inspired more by nationalist propaganda than archaeological rigor, share very little from an architectural point of view with the Egyptian pyramids to which they are so frequently equated. Far from consisting of cut stone blocks, they reveal a core of rubble and mud bricks, loosely held together by a kind of cement, and later plastered over and covered with stucco.

To most visitors, Teotihuacan is little more than a pre-columbian Disneyland, with its restored pyramids and imposing ceremonial avenues.
One needs to walk off the beaten track to find evidence of a much more ancient and mysterious Teotihuacan.

Behind the temple of the feathered serpents, in an area where very few visitors ever venture, hundreds of enormous stone blocks lie scattered in a chaos of fallen stones and broken sculptures. Giant serpent heads, some of which weighting in excess of 4 tons, finely sculptured and polished megalithic blocks and carved stones.
These surprising examples of megalithic architecture are a sharp contrast to the rubble filling of the larger pyramids and show a workmanship unparalleled elsewhere at Teotihuacan

Even more fascinating is the fact that these large stones (which most certainly formed part of the casing of an earlier layer of construction of the pyramid of the feathered serpents) are found in no apparent order still partially embedded in the later masonry filling of the pyramid, as if they had been simply dumped there as filling material.

This find prompts several interesting questions:
- Can these colossal megalithic remains be evidence of even earlier layers of construction at Teotihuacan, perhaps the original "City of the Gods" of Aztec and Nahua legends?
- Where did the builders of these megalithic constructions come from? There is nothing else in terms of megalithic architecture at Teotihuacan and across most of Mesoamerica.
- Why did these stones appear to have been deliberately buried and dumped in the filling of the later pyramid? Was it an attempt to erase all traces of their builders, or was it a cataclysm to cause the destruction we see?
- What are the theories concerning the origins and function of this megalithic architecture?

Here is a blog article with several pictures of these mysterious megalithic remains - to my knowledge, these are the only pictures existing online of what is perhaps the most compelling evidence of an older and much more sophisticated megalithic layer of construction at Teotihuacan.

The megalithic ruins of Ancient Mexico - Teotihuacan

posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: NeoIkonEpifanes

This place never stops amazing.

If you have never been, do go. Its freaking awesome.

City where men become as Gods......

The energy is palpable. I left feeling amazing.

if you do go....Bring your own water and snacks. Its very under serviced and you may pass out of sun stroke if you are not physically fit.

edit on 3 19 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 11:27 PM
a reply to: NeoIkonEpifanes

I'm not trying to bust your balls here or anything but your entire OP is copied word for word from another site. Just trying to give you a heads up so you can avoid any potential issues that could result in a posting ban. When doing so, you have to use the 'content from external source' tags to show that it is derived from elsewhere and then provide the appropriate citations showing where you copied it. The message board from which the OP is derived cites the same source material as you do at the bottom of that post. Otherwise it's considered plagiarism. This is a really interesting find and great info so I would hate to see you run into issues with the mods over bringing this to our attention.

Original source which was posted approximately 20 hours prior to this OP...

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 12:48 AM
Those stones are interesting, but they're not a new find, as implied by the thread's title. Nor are they evidence of any sort of earlier culture, as implied by the OP. Also, this statement:

originally posted by: NeoIkonEpifanes
There is nothing else in terms of megalithic architecture at Teotihuacan and across most of Mesoamerica.

...Is entirely untrue.

Other than that, nice post. Next time try to use ex tags.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 01:18 PM
Very nice, I can't wait until Brien Foerster visits this place and uploads a video for us to see.

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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 06:25 PM

originally posted by: MerkabaMeditation
Very nice, I can't wait until Brien Foerster visits this place and uploads a video for us to see.


He did already, apparently - but missed this area of the site entirely (as most visitors do). Here is a link to Foerster's video of Teotihuacan:

While there is no doubt that ancient Mesoamerican civilizations could work and move very large monoliths (as it is the case with many of the large Aztec monoliths or the famous Olmec heads), very few examples exist in Mesoamerica of what may be truly called "megalithic" architecture - the most notable being Teotihuacan, Xochicalco and Tula, to which we might also add the less known sites of Chimalacatlan and Teopantecuanitlan.
edit on 20-3-2016 by NeoIkonEpifanes because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: tadaman

I have been there and you are right it is awe inspiring. My dad and I hiked to the top of the pyramid of the Sun. The sight of the expanse of the city is stunning. I have visited other ruins in central and south America and they don't come close. I haven't been to the Egyptian pyramids yet which are more impressive, but Teotihuacan is easily the most impressive in the Americas. A must see for students of past civilizations.

posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 04:27 PM
More interesting discoveries about Teotihuacan:

- In 1906, during excavations carried out by Leopoldo Batres, a layer of mica leaves was found covering the uppermost terrace of the Pyramid of the Sun. The use of sheet mica as a construction material is virtually unknown in the ancient world, and is nowadays mostly used in the manufacturing of electrical equipment due to its insulating properties. More recently, during the 1970's, the Viking foundation excavated a similar layer of mica in what has been since known as the "Mica chamber". While the source of the mica employed at Teotihuacan has not yet been conclusively ascertained, it is often reported that the nearest sources of mica with a composition similar to that found at Teotihuacan are located in Brazil, some 2,000 miles away.
Because the mica layer was found underneath the building floor, consisting of a mix of volcanic lava stone and cement, it is unlikely that its function was merely decorative.

- As recently as 2015, "large quantities" of liquid mercury have been found underneath the pyramid of the feathered serpents, in what is believed to be a representation of the underworld perhaps associated with a still intact royal burial - the first of its kind, if confirmed, to be ever found under a Teotihuacan pyramid. The find was described by archaeologist Sergio Gomez as "surprising" - given that mercury, especially in its liquid form, is an exceedingly rare find at ancient sites, due to the complexity of its extraction and manufacturing process.

If indeed a tomb awaits discovery underneath the pyramid of the feathered serpents, it may not be too far-fetched to assume it could be the final resting place of some of the mythical founders of Teotihuacan, perhaps the same "sages" responsible for its enigmatic megalithic architecture and strangely advanced technology.
edit on 21-3-2016 by NeoIkonEpifanes because: (no reason given)

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