Tunnel Found at Mexican Ruins

By Michele Joyce

Recent archaeological work at the ruins of Teotihuacán, 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, has led to the discovery of a tunnel about 45 feet down. It passes below the Templo de Quetzalcóatl and is thought to have been intentionally closed off between AD 200 and 250. The tunnel leads to chambers into which thousands of objects were thrown, perhaps as a kind of offering. Archaeologists hypothesize that, after a couple months of digging, they might find the remains of some of the city’s earliest rulers. Although rulers were often deified at other sites, no tombs, or even depictions of rulers, have ever been found at Teotihuacán.