7 Unprecedented Archaeological Discoveries That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Each year, archaeologists and researchers around the globe make unprecedented discoveries. In the last couple of years however, —thanks to technological improvements and new tools— experts have become extremely good at finding things that have remained unnoticed for years.

For example, new technology allowed experts to discover THERMAL anomalies inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Furthermore, experts have found entire ancient cities using revolutionary technologies that have helped experts see what the naked eye can’t.

In this article, we bring some of the most fascinating discoveries that experts made, and you probably never heard of.

1. A River of Mercury under the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Found in a subterranean tunnel beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, Mexico, archaeologists discovered a river of liquid mercury that could lead the way to the mythical Royal Tomb of Teotihuacan’s rulers. The tunnels ceiling was very interesting as it had traces of metal powder that reflects light in a curious pattern, almost as if mimicking the night sky. In ancient times, when entering the tunnel with torches, the metal dust shine just like the stars. Researchers believe that these traces are pyrite or magnetite remains elements not found in the region of Teotihuacan.

These metals were brought from somewhere else to paint the ceiling of the tunnel. 150 meters below the temple of the Feathered Serpent, researchers discovered 50,000 mysterious objects, ranging from animal bones, batons to metal spheres. The descent through the tunnel resembles the entrance to a mine, but the surrounding objects and mysterious ceiling resembles the journey to the underworld, in an enigmatic city that flourished between II and V century AD, 50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City.

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