Mysterious hidden tunnel discovered under Mexican pyramid

By on July 12, 2017

(Metro) A spooky hidden tunnel believed to have been built to emulate the underworld has been found beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon.

Archaeologists have discovered evidence that the secret tunnel exists about 30 feet (10 meters) underground in the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History said researchers used a computerized tomography scan to discover the tunnel, which adds to the intrigue surrounding the mysterious settlement that was abandoned centuries ago.

The reason for digging the tunnel is unknown, but experts believe it could be linked to sacred flows of water and the underworld.

Archaeologist Veronica Ortega said: ‘The discovery would confirm that the inhabitants of Teotihuacan followed the same pattern in their large-scale temples, and that their function would be to emulate the underworld.’

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