Teotihuacan, a site we have covered many times in this website. Most recently, we discussed the impressive amount of “Electrical material” found within the numerous pyramids that dot the site, known as “Mica,” a notorious modern day electrical insulator, that’s physical origins, were found to have been from a quarry over 3200 km away! Within Brazil.
When Spanish explorers first visited the area, they asked the Aztecs who built these marvellous buildings, the Aztecs replied that it was “The Quinametzin,” a quote, “race of giants, who came from the heavens in the time of the second sun.” It is clearly a site of tremendous importance regarding lost knowledge here upon our planet. Knowledge which could have been left within our very distant past. And now an 8-year project has discovered a secret tunnel, beneath the third largest pyramid within the area… A tunnel which archaeologists suspect will lead to a royal tomb. Discovered in 2003 with the use of robotic technology, similar to the technology used to discover the secret chamber within the Great Pyramid of Khufu, rumoured to also be that of a royal tomb… Littered with artefacts which have remained untouched for untold millennia, now thought to be over 50,000 separate items, shedding light onto the life of those who built this amazing place, not only reveal who they actually were, but explain their religious beliefs, their technical prowess, and indeed how they built them, but most importantly, for what purpose…
Upon exploring the tunnel, archaeologists have discovered an enormous pool of liquid mercury, and supposedly, it is a massive quantity, filling a mysterious basin at the end of the tunnel. Could a king’s tomb or ritual chamber possibly lay far below this pool of mysterious mercury? Mexican researcher Sergio Gómez has somehow been allowed to release all of these amazing discoveries, found beneath the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent publicly. Receiving little academic resistance since. Mercury is toxic and capable of devastating the human body through prolonged exposure, academia perceived mercury as having no practical purpose within ancient Mesoamerica. But interestingly, it has been discovered at other sites. Rosemary Joyce, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, said that archaeologists have found mercury at three other sites around Central America, not to mention our own research into Oak island which has also held a legend of liquid mercury for many years. Its presence in Teotihuacan is undoubtedly perplexing and intriguing.
Gómez speculated that the mercury could be a sign that his team, is close to uncovering the first royal tomb ever found in Teotihuacan. “The mercury may have symbolized an underworld river or lake,” Gómez postulated an idea that resonated with Annabeth Headreck, a professor at the University of Denver and the author of works on Teotihuacan and Mesoamerican art. Quote, “The shimmering, reflective qualities of liquid mercury may have resembled “an underworld river, not that different from the river Styx,” Headrick she continues, “if only in the concept that it’s the entrance to the supernatural world and the entrance to the underworld.” End quote. Not only did the people of Mesoamerica, clearly figure out how to create or derive liquid mercury from mercury ore, they also knew of deep, underground water systems and lakes, that could be accessed through caves. Rosemary Joyce said the ancient Mesoamericans could produce liquid mercury by heating mercury ore, known as cinnabar, which they also used for its blood-red pigment.
Yet just how these ancient people managed to figure all these amazing things out, remains a mystery, we may indeed be on the precipice of one of the most important discoveries of our modern age. We will keep you posted.