Archaeologists have discovered a secret underground tunnel at the bottom of an ancient pyramid in Mexico, believed to have been dedicated to the practice of rituals associated with the "underworld" of the Toltec era. These remarkable finds were found at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in northeastern Mexico City, Mexico.
The Moon is known as the second largest pyramid in Mexico after a pyramid the sun, Believed to have existed before 200 AD, and the discovery of the tunnel and chamber (cavity) to a preliminary study using electrical conductivity around the moon pyramid in 2017.
It is believed that the city of Teotihuacan was founded around 100 BC and was established by the Toltec before the arrival of the Aztecs. Details of the discovery were reported in a statement by the investigators of the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Veronica Ortega, project manager of Plaza de la Luna, the central square in the archaeological area, said the investigation focused on rituals associated with the "underworld."
The investigation into the cavity, which is believed to have been used as a room, will allow them to identify the links connecting this old city with other areas of the city America Central, where many civilizations share a similar culture.
"What was found at home could help uncover the relationships that existed between this old city and other parts of Central America," Ortega said.
Electrical conductivity is a form of geophysical survey that helps to create an image of sub-surface applications. This technique uses variations in the electrical potential of sub-surface materials.
The cavity, believed to have been dedicated to rituals, is located about 8 meters down the pyramid and is 15 meters in diameter. The secret tunnel is located south of Piazza de la Luna, which scientists believe has another entrance from the east.