Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.
The enigmatic spheres were found during an archaeological dig using a camera-equipped robot at one of the most important buildings in the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan.
“They look like yellow spheres, but we do not know their meaning. It’s an unprecedented discovery,” said Jorge Zavala, an archaeologist at Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute.
The “spheres” found in the Temple are said to be 1.5 to 5 inches across made of clay and covered with jarosite. Jaroside is an iron oxide. The article notes that they would have appeared metallic in pre-hispanic times.
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Can’t say that they are visually impressive but they do seem to be important. I’m not clear at all how the spheres were formed or why they are there. The article gives no indication. Additional links welcome.
Tip: Kitty Mervine