Mexican archaeologists in the pyramid of the Aztec Huitzilopochtli in the ancient city of Tenochtitlan on the territory of modern Mexico city discovered a tunnel. It leads to two closed chambers, located on the Central square of the round shape. This was reported on the Fox News website.
The tunnel has a length of 8.2 meters, 0.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters in height. The entrance to the passage was closed with a three-ton plate, which was raised in 2013. It in a hidden space scientists have discovered gold ornaments, bones of eagles and the remains of two decapitated children 5-7 years, and closed with mud and stones of the narrow passage.
According to archaeologists, they found evidence of ritual sacrifices of the ancient Aztecs, and the camera can be a place of cremation of the dead Aztec rulers. In 1325-1521 years, the Indians burned the ashes of their ancient leaders. So, in one of the reports of the Spanish conquerors is indicated for cremation, made in 1521.
Print out the entrances to the chamber, the researchers plan in 2016. For the first time these hollow spaces, located under a huge stone monolith of the Aztec God of the earth Tlaltecuhtli, archaeologists discovered in 2007 with the help of radar research. Continue reading
The fortress was used to control the Temple mount. Mysterious 2,000-year-old fortification was built in Jerusalem during the reign of Antiochus IV.
The recent opening of the archaeological community of Israel in the City of David can answer one of the most enduring mysteries of archeology: the location of the citadel of the Greek Acre.
The exact location of the famous stronghold, built by Antiochus IV to manage and track everything that happens on the Temple mount, until now it was unknown because of the paucity of architectural remains, which can be traced back to the Greek presence in Jerusalem.
Over the last 100 years of archaeological research in Jerusalem, were put forward numerous theories of location of Acre, which, eventually, was captured by the Hasmoneans.
The book of Maccabees makes reference about the location of Acre: “And they built the city of David with a great and strong wall and strong towers, and made there a fortress for them: And they placed there a sinful nation, wicked men, and they became stronger in her.” Continue reading
Phanagoria was a major Greek colony, which was located on the Taman Peninsula, on the shore of Kerch Strait. Now the ruins of the former Phanagoria is located near the village of hay in the Krasnodar region.
The history of the Phanagoria has almost 27 centuries. Residents of the city of TEOS fleeing from the enemy armies of the Persian king Cyrus captured the city, decided to find another place to live. One part of settlers led by Panagora went to the Taman Peninsula, where after a time, about 542 BC, they founded the city state of Phanagoria.
In ancient Phanagoria looked like a typical ancient Greek city, which was built according to the classical canons of town planning. He was surrounded by strong fortified walls, cobbled streets and squares housed bronze and marble statues, there were a number of wells lined with stone. In the Central part of the city were temples, a theatre, public buildings and rich private houses. On the outskirts of Phanagoria had even a quarter of the potters, which was called Ceramics. Continue reading