Posted on May 17th, 2016
- Universe Explorers
Archaeologists discover the map of ‘the universe’ beneath Teotihuacan
While performing excavations at Teotihuacan, archeologists stumbled across a mysterious cosmic scenery created by the inhabitants of ancient Teotihuacan
Researchers came across passages that are believed to mark the center of this space with the directions of the universe.
In this image we see the excavation process carried out just in front of the mighty Pyramid of the Moon.
Image: http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/5229-el-inah-reporta-descubrimientos-en-la-plaza-de-la-luna-de-teotihuacanProyecto Estructura A, Plaza de la Luna, Teotihuacán, INAH
Established around 100 B.C., and lasting until its fall between the seventh and eighth centuries, Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, it is one of the most incredible constructions in America, at Teotihuacan we find evidence that the builders had incredible knowledge in Mathematics, Geology, Astronomy, and Engineering.
When researchers ‘lifted’ the heart of the ‘Plaza de la Luna’ –one of the most important places at Teotihuacan—they discovered something extremely interesting. Mysterious ‘ditches’ decorated with green stone stelae, walkways and over 400 circular holes in the rocks filled with river pebbles. According to researchers, this is a symbolic structure that resembles a lunar landscape full of craters and could correspond to the map of the universe in the eyes of the ancient Teotihuacan.
The newly found aspects of the ancient city are believed to be part of a symbolic ancient code, developed by the ancient inhabitants of Teotihuacan during the early stages of the city.
Researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), have been carrying out excavations at Teotihuacan for over a year. They highlight the importance of the discovery which provides more information about the mysterious civilization that built this stunning ancient metropolis in the valley of Mexico thousands of years ago.
“We are facing a new navel of the city, facing a new cosmic center. The Plaza of the Moon was not like we see it today. It was full of holes, canals, stelae, buildings were much more remote, and the Pyramid of the Moon was smaller,“ said Ortega in a press release.
The limestone that forms the surface of the Plaza of the Moon was modified, we have discovered over 400 cavities that were used for over five centuries, miniature holes approximately 20-25 centimeters in diameter and with depths of about 30 centimeters covering the plaza, although the holes are more concentrated in certain areas. Many of them had river stones that were brought from elsewhere,” reported Dr. Veronica Cabrera Ortega, director of the research project.
Cavities resembling the lunar surface found just below the surface of Teotihuacan. Credit: INAH
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