The robot opened the underground tunnels near the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico


Robot small size made a significant archaeological discovery deep under the legendary Temple of Quetzalcoatl, which is located near the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico.

Experts expect to find at the end of the tunnel only one unknown ancient room older than 2,000 years old in the city of the Gods - Teotihuacan. But instead of a self-propelled unit transmits the image as much as three mysterious caves.

"Researcher" of no more than a meter, called scientists Tlaloc II-TC - in honor of the Aztec god of rain - was first lowered into the depths of the pyramid in order to scout out the situation and find out how safe is it to find the human condition.

The robot spent several months in a cave, exploring the tunnels, which are under the famous Temple of the Feathered Serpent, located about 60 kilometers north of Mexico City.

Tlaloc II is equipped with a video camera and a mechanical arm, which he removes the obstacles in its way while maneuvering through narrow passages.

So on Monday sent a robot researchers video room hidden beneath ancient Mesoamerican pyramid city.

Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent - is the central building of the complex, consisting of pyramids and palaces. It is believed that he was once the center of the city of Teotihuacan with a population of over 100,000 residents, perhaps the largest and most prestigious cities in North America before it was conquered by Spain.

However, after almost 2500 years after the founding of the city and nearly 2,100 years after the heyday of its culture scientists know little about its rulers.

According to archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico (INAH), the underground tunnel can be searched for more than 100 years old ancient Indian burial rulers.

The researchers reported in a press release that while completely clear the entrance to the sealed between the years 200 and 250 AD dungeon failed. Experts suggest that access to the tunnel inhabitants of Teotihuacan have closed themselves, probably put some things that they had a tremendous value.

Original: Translation: M. Potter

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