As we wrapped up class this week Professor Watrall finished with asking the question is there anything else to be discovered? And he pointed out a specific sight that has just recently undergone more excavation and revealed great new findings. And that sight was the sight of the ancient city of Teotihuacan just outside of Mexico City. Like Professor Watrall said we know much more about this sight than we do about others, which is surprising seeing that we are still finding out new things about it til this day. That being said I wanted to talk about what exactly was discovered earlier this year.
It all started just over ten years in ago in 2003 when a tunnel was found underneath the ancient city. Specifically the tunnel was located underneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. The tunnel was found after a rain storm revealed an access point to the tunnel. The tunnel itself took a very long time to excavate.The head architect said that it was a slow process because of how far below the surface they were going. Though in 2013 they found two chambers at the end of the tunnel that had a few artifacts in them. And after another year of hard work and excavations three more chambers were found in October of 2014. Unlike the first chambers these chambers had thousands of artifacts inside from all over latin america. There were rubber balls, statues, shells and even some residue from human skin which has lead the archaeologists to believe that there could be burial chambers hidden somewhere in the ground beneath these chambers. And seeing that these chambers are located beneath one of the most sacred buildings in the ancient city of Teotihuacan archaeologists and historians believe the chambers could possibly belong to royalty.
Whether or not the burial chambers of royalty will be found is still up in the air but what we do know is that there is much more to be discovered in this world. Not only was this huge discovery in a city dating back to 150 BC made recently but also in late 2014 Canadian archaeologists found the wrecked ship the HMS Erebus from the Franklin Expedition over 150 years ago. These discoveries will give us insight into mysteries that have been trying to be solved for many years and just proves that there is still much out there to be uncovered and that there is still much for us to learn about the past and where we all came from.