Tag Archives: Mexico

A temple to a pre-Columbian god of wind has been unearthed near downtown Mexico City

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Archaeologists on Wednesday announced the discovery of a pre-Columbian temple in central Mexico City believed to have been built for Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind. The circular platform, approximately 36 feet (11 meters) in diameter and four feet (1.2 meters) tall, had been built in the pre-Hispanic city of Tlatelolco, an economic rival to the nearby political power of Tenochtitlan. Read more

Archeologists have found a second pyramid hidden inside the pyramid of kukulkan in Chichen Itza

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

Scientists have found a second pyramid hidden deep within the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Researchers announced the discovery Wednesday of a pyramid 10 meters tall (33 feet) inside two other structures that make up the pyramid also known as El Castillo, or the Castle. Read more

Evidence of Extra Fingers and Toes in the ancient Culture of Pueblo People of Chaco Canyon

Footprints with 6 Toes found behind the Pueblo Bonito-Site in Chaco Canyon. Photo: Peter Faris

In the Chaco Canyon (Mexico), People of the ancient Pueblo Culture decorated their Houses with six-digit handprints and footprints. Researchers suggest that Beings with an extra finger and/or toe were important and respected in this Society. According to National Geographic, researchers were aware of polydactyl (many Fingers) among the Pueblo Culture for many Years. Several skeletal remains with extra toes and fingers have also been found. The Research-Team, led by anthropologist Patricia Crown of the University of New Mexico, also sought to determine how common polydactyl was among the Pueblo People. They analyzed 96 Skeletons excavated from the Pueblo Bonito Site. They found three Individuals with a sixth toe on the right Foot. Read more National Geographic Report Society for american Achaeology  

Researchers find underground tunnels beneath a Mexican Pyramid

Tunnels have been found under the alleged Tomb of King Pakal II in Palenque.

Researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico have discovered a set of ‘tunnels’ leading to the ‘underworld’ beneath an ancient Pyramid in Mexico. According to reports, the underground tunnel system connects to another, and is made of stone and approximately 40 centimeters wide and tall. In the Temple of Inscriptions, where the king of Palenque; Pakal the Great was buried, an engraving indicates that in order to be received into the underworld, one must dive into the water of the God ‘Chaac’. Read more Infos from INAH – Secretaria de Cultura

1,600-Year-Old Elongated Skull with Stone-Encrusted Teeth Found in Mexico Ruins

1,600 Year old elongated Skull with a prosthetic Tooth made of a green Stone known as Serpentine.

Archaeologists in Mexico have unearthed a remarkable burial in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan containing a 1,600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman with an elongated skull, stone encrusted teeth and a prosthetic tooth made of a green stone known as serpentine. She was buried with 19 jars of offerings. Read more