Archeology is like the famous and legendary Pandora's Box, you never knew what was going to come out of it. Who was going to tell a group of archaeologists that they would find a lake of liquid mercury under a pre-Aztec pyramid?
This is what happened a few days ago in Mexico and according to different specialized media, this discovery could be the prelude to another much more important finding, the tomb of a high Teotihuacan dignitary, since the mercury raft could have been used for the representation of a lake or river from the underworld, as if it were the Styx lagoon from Greek mythology.
Sergio Rodríguez, team leader, stated that they are very surprised and completely convinced of the existence of a royal tomb at the end of the tunnel in which they are currently excavating, under the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent of Teotihuacán, about 50 kilometers northwest of Mexico City.
Rodríguez stated that this rare metal It could even lead us to a legendary character within the Teotihuacan world And taking into account that mercury is a metal that has a complex extraction and that it is so extremely rare in pre-Columbian Mexico, we may find ourselves before an even more surprising discovery as a tomb of some pre-Aztec character of the highest level.
It should be borne in mind that this kind of metal had never before been found in any of the many excavations that have been made throughout history in TeotihuacanAlthough its appearance has been confirmed, but in much lower quantities, in some Mayan sites in the south of the country.
In addition to the discovery of the lake of mercury, archaeologists have found thousands of different objects from tunnels where they are found such as stone sculptures, giant snails, goldsmith articles, precious jewels, etc., but nothing at all that can explain what meaning or use was given to that place nor anything that can provide information about the city that was capital of a true empire.
Today, researchers are completely convinced that Teotihuacán hides many secrets yet to be discovered and that there is still much to talk about in this city that has been in patient silence for many centuries, from which little by little it is waking up and is beginning to share with us some of its secrets.
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