- It is considered that this sector of the archaeological site is of utmost importance in the ancient metropolis, said the director of the project.
- “We are facing a new navel of the city, a cosmic center “.
- Near Mexico city, Teotihuacan was a sacred city that survived the second century BC the VII AD
a group of archaeologists discovered in the archaeological site of Teotihuacan , in the center of Mexico , a series of pits with smooth green stone stelae, several ducts and holes with river pebbles, reported Thursday the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
in a statement, the INAH said the discovery was made underground in the Square of the Moon Teotihuacan, front of the pyramid of the same name.
inside found plain stelae (monument on the ground as tombstone or pedestal) greenstone, lines that mark the center of this space the directions of the universe and a series of holes containing river pebbles.
This represents a symbolic code that the ancient Teotihuacan developed in the early stages of the city, 1,900 years ago, said the letter.
“We are facing a new navel city , facing a new cosmic center, “said Dr. Veronica Cabrera Ortega, director of the research project in the Plaza de la Luna.
it is considered that this sector of the archaeological site is very important within the ancient metropolis.
So far, excavations have focused in front of the building attached to the Pyramid of the Moon, called Structure a, a closed 25 meters per side and with ten small altars in the courtyard. “The tasks attempt to investigate what lies in the basement of this building, in search of the origins of the ritual space of the Square of the Moon , which must have been very different from what we now see the visitor, “the INAH.
This system pits must last at least 500 years , because there -rellenos ceramic-material evidence that alternatively were opened and sealed, he considered the body.
Located in the center of the country, near Mexico city , Teotihuacan was a holy city that lasted from the second century BC the D.C. VII.