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All societies bury their leaders in some form of pomp and ceremony.
They lowered a small camera into the four-metre-wide corridor, which had been carved out of the rock early in Teotihuacan's history, and got the first glimpse of the space that they say was intentionally closed off between AD 200 and 250.
The city was built by a relatively little-known culture that reached its height between 100 BC and AD 750. It was abandoned by the time the Aztecs arrived in the area in the 1300s and gave it the name "Teotihuacan", which means "the place where men become gods".
Originally posted by LuFri
A fair number of ancient tribes or cultures, used to actually consume their leaders after a period of kingship...usually 7 years. The ritualistic sacrifice and consumption of the king's body, was meant to confer the 'greatness' and nobility of the king to the people.
They could have had an advanced egalitarian society, where everyone was equal, and had no requirement of desire to be ruled.
Originally posted by serbsta
Oh man... thats amazing, sometimes I don't believe these stories on first glimpse and I have to re read it a couple of times before it sinks in. Looking at how impressive the architectural achievements above ground are at Teotihuacan we can only imagine what lies in the 'holier' places below the earth.
ETA: Let's just hope this isn't where the inhabitants of Teotihuacan mysteriously disappeared to... would make for a good horror flick. Drag a whole city into the underground tunnels.
[edit on 4/8/2010 by serbsta]
Originally posted by LuFri
Great find and great timing! I just finished watching a documentary about the Maya and 2012, the best one that I have seen so far. Along with the usual 2012 things they mention that their nine gods are to come from the underworld around this time. I had heard a brief mention in passing in another video but nothing in any depth before. It is also interesting that the Imam Mahdi is supposed to appear from a cave or grotto soon. Coincidence?
Link to video:
Originally posted by Fedge
reply to post by Shadowfoot
Judging the images in the link provided by bestideayet :
Originally posted by GhostR1der
I wonder if anything could come from the 'huge underground cavern/tunnel network' theory to explain the incas disappearing in relation to this. I mean, big underground tunnel, they ain't even explored the whole thing yet! Can't wait. If I hear nothing I'll be not suprising to say the least.