Archaeologists have found a tunnel in the pyramid of the Aztecs Huitzilopochtli
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.
Previously, archaeologists discovered graves burnt bodies of the rulers of the Aztecs. If scientists in the chambers will find the remains of princes of ischeznuvshaya, this will be the first of its kind discovery that is important for the cultural heritage of Mexico, which is still trying to get the crown of Montezuma (the last Aztec Emperor ) and shield leader of Arisotle of the world Museum in Vienna.
The Huitzilopochtli pyramid (Templo Mayor) is a complex of Church buildings in the Aztec capital of tenochtitlán. The height of the pyramid reached 60 meters, on its top was located the temples of the God of sun and war Huitzilopochtli and the God of rain and fertility Tlaloc.
The pyramid is built around 1325 and in two hundred years has become a cult centre of the Aztec state. Most of the Templo Mayor complex was looted and destroyed by Spanish conquerors in 1521. To date, the remains of the bottom of Huitzilopochtli, the excavations by the archaeologists.