Robot Explores New Tunnel At Teotihuacan

Posted: January 7, 2011

Author: Journey Mexico

Posted In: Culture, News

robot in ancient mexican tunnelHere’s an interesting update for fans of archeological travel: archeologists have successfully deployed a camera-armed robot into the ancient tunnel running under the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan that was discovered earlier this year.

The tunnel, built over two thousand years ago 14 meters below surface and believed to run over 100 meters in length, leads to three sealed chambers, which, once opened, scientists hope will contain the burial sites of the areas ancient rulers and unlock longstanding mysteries about their fascinating culture.

While the robot was able to successfully explore a section of the tunnel, there still remains much rock and debris to be removed before archeologists will be able to explore the tunnel themselves. This robotic exploration of the tunnel marks only the second time in a world history that a robot has been used in archeological research. You can learn more about this recent achievement here.

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3 Responses to “Robot Explores New Tunnel At Teotihuacan”

  1. Q

    Has there been a cover up on what they have found? There has been NO information as to reaching the Chamber and what was inside. I’ve heard that they found the original Quetzalcoatl Lineage inside, and as the ancient Codices state ” The Quetzalcoatls were White Men with white Beards”.

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  2. mike geneo

    Cover up? Quetzalcoatl Lineage? Please tell me where I can find these “ancient Codices state ” The Quetzalcoatls were White Men with white Beards”.”

    How old are you?

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