Wireless Robot discovers three chamber in Teotihuacan
Archaeologists in Mexico with the help of a wireless robot named Tlaloc II-TC, have discovered three chambers under the temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcoatl). Although initially the archaeologists expected to find one chamber, to their surprise they found three.
The robot cleared the way to the chambers through a tunnel of 30 to 35 meters. Tlaloc which is equipped with a camera and robotic arms, managed to take a series of pictures identifying the chambers. According to team leader Sergio Gomez, the chambers may have been used by the rulers of Teotihuacan about 2,000 years ago either for ceremonies of as burial places.
Similar chambers were found under the Pyramid of the Sun that were explored in the 70s and as Sergio says a similar configuration seems to exist in the temple of Quetzalcoatl too. More research is needed to be done and the chamber to be cleared for further exploration.
Teotihuacan is one of the largest and most important sacred cities of ancient Mesoamerica. Its name means the ‘place where the gods were born’ and according to the Aztecs it is the place where the ‘Gods’ created the Universe. Although through carbon dating of organic material in the area it is dated to 300 AD, legends and myths as well as alternative archaeologists date the temple many thousands of years before. A popular theory is that it wasn’t even built by the Aztec but it was only used by the Aztecs who found it there (similar assumptions exist for the Pyramids and other monuments). As a result, very little is known about who the builders were, what the purpose of the temple was and what the religious beliefs of the people who used it were.
By John Black