Tunnel to ‘underworld’ discovered beneath Mexican pyramid

Uncategorized
Share

From rt.com
An underground tunnel that archaeologists believe was meant to imitate the underworld has been found under a pyramid at Teotihuacan in Mexico. Electrical scans taken at the ancient city revealed the extent of the mysterious tunnel.
“The finding confirms that Teotihuacans reproduced the same pattern of tunnels associated with their great monuments, whose function had to be the emulation of the underworld,” archaeologist Veronica Ortega, who was involved in the discovery, said in a statement.

Hidden 10 meters (33 feet) beneath the ground, the tunnel extends from the Pyramid of the Moon, the second largest structure at the site, to the central square.

“The function of the tunnel may have been to reproduce the underworld, a world where life, animals and plants originated. It’s possible that it was used purely for rituals, as part of ceremonies to celebrate the agricultural cycles,” Ortega said.

The next step will be to get archaeologists into the tunnel to explore it up close. Researchers are hopeful that unlike a previous tunnel found at the site, the new one hasn’t been looted

Located north of Mexico City, Teotihuacan (meaning ‘the place where the gods were created’) was estimated to have once held a population of over 125,000 people. Built between the first and seventh centuries, before being abandoned around 550 AD, human remains at the site indicate it was used for human sacrifices.

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/viral/395523-mexican-pyramid-underworld-tunnel/

Uncategorized
No more dissident voices: Succumb to Facebook & Twitter’s demands or get banned (or both)
Share

A recent purge by Facebook and Twitter of a host of independent media sites has pushed thousands of people out of work and has killed one of the most effective forms of expressing political dissent. Related PostsThis Is What Mind Control Looks Like – VIDEOWhen It Comes to Fake News, …

Uncategorized
‘Ancient Egyptian pigment can boost energy efficiency’
Share

A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows, scientists say. Egyptian blue, derived from calcium copper silicate, was routinely used on ancient depictions of gods and royalty, according to the …

Uncategorized
Father Of World Wide Web Launches Platform Which Aims To Radically Decentralize The Internet
Share

“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told Vanity Fair last month. “I was devastated” he said while going through a litany of harmful and dangerous developments of the past three decades …