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Liquid Mercury Found Under Pyramid at Teotihuacan

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After 10 years of research, archaeologists have stumbled upon an unexpected clue to one of the biggest discoveries ever made at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan.

Some months ago Mexico News Network covered the discovery of a 100m long tunnel under the pyramid of the Feathered Serpent. Since then, researchers have recently found “large quantities” of liquid mercury.

It is believed that the mercury had been placed there on purpose. In fact, this metal has been found at three other archeological sites, mostly of the Maya culture. Researchers believe that it may have held ritual significance, perhaps to symbolize some sort of river to the underworld.

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Mexican researcher and head of the team, Sergio Gomez stated that this discovery may serve as a guide to what may very well be the first royal tomb to be found in Teotihuacan. Deep in the tunnel there are three chambers and some of them may be the final resting place of a monarch.

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Should this be the case, it may shed light on the largely unknown history of this civilization and its political society. At its peak of splendor – between 100 and 700 A.D. – Teotihuacan had a population of around 200,000.

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Quoted in El Universal, Mexican archeologist Linda Manzanilla pointed out that Teotihuacan was governed by a council of four “co-rulers”. This might explain the absence of a main palace or the depiction of monarchs on its murals. She also added that what Gomez may have found could be the remains of one of these ancient rulers.

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Teotihuacan lacks any written records which leaves little to work with in deciphering the city’s history prior to its abandonment, which is calculated to have taken place in the 7th or 8th century. Even the name “Teotihuacán” (náhuatl for “birthplace of the gods”) was given centuries after the collapse by Aztecs who found the ruins and believed the site to be a sacred place where the gods used to live.

The city, dubbed the abode of the gods in the ancient language Nahuatl, was once the nucleus of an empire. About 200,000 people are thought to have lived there between 100 and 700 A.D., until its residents mysteriously hightailed it away. The city remained largely intact, but much is unknown about its people, how life flourished there and who was in the seat of power. Also unknown is whether power was passed down through a dynasty or if the ruler was an overlord.

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Due to thick humidity and mud in the area, few excavations have been attempted at the site. The Spaniards did so in the 17th century, but no real progress was made until the 20th century.

Upon unsealing the tunnel in 2003, Gómez and his team dug up treasures including jaguar remains, enormous seashells, jade statues and rubber balls. The team in November 2014 discovered three chambers at the end of the tunnel, which had remained intact for about 1,800 years.

For now, it’s unclear how the Mesoamericans living in Teotihuacan used the metal. But it’s also been found in other excavations throughout Central America, specifically in Mayan ruins farther south. Mercury, which is highly poisonous, was regarded as a rarity among Mesoamerican people, and may have borne ritualistic significance given its reflective properties.

In an interview with Reuters, Gómez said the mercury, which may have been used to symbolize an underworld body of water, could possibly lead researchers on a path to a royal tomb long believed to sit underneath Teotihuacan. The speculation isn’t mercurial on their part: In Mesoamerican lore, reflective surfaces, such as mirrors, functioned as portals into both the future and as the river that they believed carries us all after death, something not unlike the Styx from Greek mythology.

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Much work remains to be in done digging out the tunnel, and with uncoding the hieroglyphics scattered throughout the city. But Gómez believes the team will complete its dig by October, and an announcement of the findings is expected later in 2015. U.S. archaeologist George Cowgill, who’s devoted his life to unearthing the site, said the mercury find is just the beginning. “It’s still very uncertain, and that is what keeps everybody in suspense,” he told Reuters.

Mesoamerican lore believes that reflective surfaces, such as rivers, can be portals into supernatural realms and symbolize death, such as the river Styx from Greek mythology. 

Source www.mexiconewsnetwork.com

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Electromagnetic plants

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Refueling.

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Sounds like a “good excuse” to say the mercury is for spiritual reasons. Why they don’t just tell everyone the real reasons they built these pyramids and why every culture all over the world have built these. Also lol! 1800 years. Really!!

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Yep

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Arthur L. Cole indeed.

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These Pyramids were built over 10 thousand years ago !!!

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What do you think their reasons for using it were David Carl Taylor?

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Mercury used to be taken as a tonic, I gather. Even now the belief persists. In this post they say it was used in ” alchemy and witchcraft” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-460406/The-magical-properties-Mercury-metal-EU-wants-ban.html

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Mercury is widely used in thermometers, barometers, mercury relays, fluorescent lamps, sphygmomanometers, mercury switches and other devices. There are many Liquid Mercury Dealers in India. Pleased contact them to experiment it.

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Spin that real fast 😉

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They could of used it as a telescope

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Jason Mordecai

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Fuck man

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Mercury stashed for gold mining operations down south

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that is fantastic

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you know what that means dont you

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Liquid Mercury? As opposed to solid Mercury?

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Exelente de 10

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They found that same thing under a pyramid in china.

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Its old news but very intresting

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Um, guys, mercury is in thermometers (the old glass ones) it’s temperature reactive

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Love articles ,have old 1929 coin,like to show you it’s a 20.cents U.S. Philippian one,any info,would be appreciated

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Wow !

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http://www.rense.com/general30/yrb3.htm Here is someone explaining it.

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Mercury is a liquid at room temperature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j2X6HZrfdE

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I’ve seen no proof or pictures of said Liquid Mercury !

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Edgar Fouche says that mercury can be used in an anti gravity engine. He says that ionizing the mercury atoms creates mercury plasma which is rotated at a few thousand rpm, cant remember the actual figure he used, in a donut shaped contained engine which then produced anti gravity. Just leads to the thought that those pyramids were actually machines.

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Believable

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Teotihuacan was built from volcanic rocks and mercury sources come from a volcano.

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I actually have two strange photos from chitzen itza and also got what looks like 8 or so silver disc while we were in Guatemala above a volcano.

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message me and I will show you the photo, still dealing with this windows 10 mess

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another thing I do besides hunt ghosts for 8yrs now been tracking bigfoot seen it twice once in Missouri and here in Arkansas, nothing on my game cam that I put out if I get calls from the people around us on their farms will call me and let me know if it is around. o

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Me too. Having to go back to 7. Too buggy.

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how do I post the photo so you can see it?

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You can either tag me with @ at the beginning of the page name or use the camera in the comment box, though I may have switched this function off at some point.

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other proof that Aliens are exist.

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going there in october

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Strange?

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got a strange photo while I was a chitzen itza that I cannot figure out

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ok this will be my second trip to mexico city

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Tag me if you upload anything to Facebook!!

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Seems like I have seen a movie where someone had mercury used for something similar, I think of the name of it sometime today

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You can almost imagine underground rivers and chamber filled with mercury. Crazy stuff.

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Great article Carl

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