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What's Under the Pyramid of the SUN?

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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 03:54 PM
It looks like we might find out just what is hidden, if anything, under the pyramid thanks to a new investigation set to start at the end of the month

Unlocking long-sealed cave may solve Mexican pyramid mystery

A team of archaeologists are all set to open a long-sealed cave under a Mexican pyramid in the hope that it will unlock the mystery of one of ancient civilization's greatest cities - Teotihuacan.

At its zenith between 150 AD and 450 AD, Teotihuacan was home to up to 200,000 people of various ethnic origins and thought to have been larger than any European city at the time, including Rome.

With its soaring stone pyramids and geometric temples, Teotihuacan was once the biggest city in the Americas and possibly the world.

Theories focus on rituals and sacrifices being tied to the tunnels, but it will be interesting to see if anything can be uncovered to help in understanding the civilization in that city long ago.

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 04:03 PM
One correction

Rome is estimated to have had up to 1,000,000 in population at this time in Europe. The range of estimates go from 450,000 to 14 million! Some Chinese cities may also have had equal or larger populations.

Teotihuacan was more a religious/cultural center than a city in the more traditional sense, estimates of it size go to around 100,000.

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by Hanslune

You seem to be well schooled in the subject of ancient civilizations, do you have any thoughts on what the tunnels could reveal, or do you agree that it probably had to do with ceremonial events involving the pyramid?

It does seem common to have some secret passageways in most large structures from ancient times, not exclusive to pyramids, castles, churches and others seemed to have them as well.

A place to hide and escape if needed, seems to be a reasonable explanation, though they most likely used for a wide variety of purposes.

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 04:12 PM
A bit odd that it was first noticed in 1971 and then dismissed and sealed off again.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the tunnel entrance was discovered by accident in 1971 while workmen were installing a sound and light show.
After initial tests, it was dismissed as a natural cave and sealed two years later.

[edit on 14-7-2008 by Skyfloating]

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 04:17 PM
reply to post by Skyfloating

That caught my eye as well, I wonder if some newer technology revealed more evidence of passageways, though the article doesn't really give a good explanation for this new interest in what is under the pyramid.

good point.

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 05:20 PM
Just did a little bit of googling but there´s nothing new on the subject. We´ll just have to wait until they do it and then hopefully reveal what they found.

If its a spectacular find, remember: You were the first to post it here.

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