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The Mystery Of Teotihuacan Civilization Is Likely To Be Solved By The Discovery Of Liquid Mercury Inside The Mexican Pyramid

05/06/2015 - 08:53

Recent discovery of liquid mercury at the Mexican pyramid raise expectations among the archaeological survey team. They believe they are at the doorsteps of a royal tomb of the Teotihuacan civilization.

Mexico – 05 May 2015 – Fox News Latino informs about the latest findings within “Mexican Pyramids”. Archaeological work have been going since last six years at the Mexican ‘plumed-serpent’ “Teotihuacan's famed” pyramid. Recently, the painstaking archaeological venture has been rewarded by “a curious discovery” which the researchers claim could provide clues to locate “the pre-Aztec pyramid’s royal tomb”.
The archaeologist, Sergio Gómez informed that this time they have found something other than “giant seashells", sculptures on stone and archaic jewelleries with intricate work. According to him “deep in the bowels of the temple complex” lays a “sacred tunnel” which remained concealed from the world and its people for “nearly 1,800 years". It is in that very depth,  Gómez found liquid-metals in "large quantities", whereby he exclaimed:
"It's something that completely surprised us".
The said discovery, speculated by some scientists, could mark “part of the tomb of Teotihuacan's first ruler”. The liquid metal has been identified as mercury. Moreover, Gomez says the usage of mercury in this manner could possibly “symbolize an underworld river or lake”; although currently all the related stories of the discovery are subjects of speculation as very little is known about “the society that inhabited the temple complex”.
From the University of Denver, professor Annabeth Headrick, who has written many papers on Teotihuacan and Mesoamerican art, states that liquid mercury can be attributed with “reflective qualities” whereby it can symbolise a river flowing in the underground. In her words:
" underworld river, not that different from the river Styx, if only in the concept that it’s the entrance to the supernatural world and the entrance to the underworld."
Moreover Annabeth Headrick adds:
"Mirrors were considered a way to look into the supernatural world, they were a way to divine what might happen in the future. It could be a sort of river, albeit a pretty spectacular one."
Nevertheless, as afore mentioned, the culture and customs followed by the inhabitants of Teotihuacan still remains unknown, although they were “contemporaries of several ancient Maya cities”. Unfortunately, scientists have not yet gathered sufficient data about the group of Teotihuacan inhabitants. In fact they “don’t even have a name” for them.
However, the “massive stone pyramids” tell us that the city of Teotihuacan housed “as many as 200,000 people”. Furthermore, it is situated at the “heart of an ancient empire” which existed sometimes between hundred to seven hundred A.D. but for unknown reasons the said city was “abandoned” way before “the Aztecs” claimed the power to the throne in the fourteenth century. The Teotihuacan civilization left “no written record of their history”, although evidences point out that Teotihuacan was a different civilization than that of the Mayan’s.
In Nahuatl’s Azte-language, the word “Teotihuacan” means "abode of the gods". This “abode of god” as per Fox News Latino:
“ believed to have been ruled by not one king, but a council of four lords, said Mexican archeologist Linda Manzanilla, pointing to the lack of one single royal palace or existence of kings in any of the city's numerous murals.”
The archaeological excavation of the said temple has been an arduous and tardy process amid humidity and mud. In fact, at present, there is a pressing need of “protective gear because of the liquid mercury”. Nonetheless, the excitement over the discovery has kindled rays of hope being “close to finding a royal tomb”; although everything still remains “very uncertain” and an U.S. archaeologist says the uncertainty continuously:

"...keeps everybody in suspense".

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