Pyramid with a double bottom: the Mayan civilization discovered new secrets
• Pyramids with a double bottom: the Mayan civilization discovered new secrets
American archaeologists have made a surprising discovery that may be the key to understanding the entire Mayan culture. Multi-layered monument known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulkan is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Its dual structure was discovered back in the 1930s, however, scientists did not suspect that this is only the beginning of history.
The ancient city of
Maya left their mysterious capital for several centuries before the beginning of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The conquerors found only abandoned houses and temples, whose greatness is not subject to time. For decades, scientists have struggled with the mysteries of Chichen Itza - city, recognized by UNESCO as one of the new wonders of the world. Millions of visitors have already been to ransack all the buildings inside and out, but scientists continue to discover more and more new secrets in the ruins of an ancient culture.
To break through the wall thickness of the centuries, archaeologists have used the technology of 3D visualization of electrical tomography. The idea to check the long-known pyramid again came up with the chief scientific officer of the expedition, Rene Chavez Seguro. However, Seguro intended thereby only to check the thickness of visible walls - and very surprised to find on the scanner screen, hiding the room.
It turned out that the whole pyramid is built on the principle of Russian nesting dolls. The largest of the three (it was built between 1050 and 1300 BC. E.) Is the only kind of a prelude to this secret. The second structure archaeologists date 800-1000 years BC. e. Third, at the very least, built between 550 and 800 years BC. e. This secret pyramid belongs to the top of the classic period of the Mayan civilization.
A small cache of
For archaeologists, the discovery of a new random Seguro was a real gift. Scientists believe that a sealed space inside the pyramid at will give us an opportunity to shed light on the causes of the sudden decline of the Mayan civilization that began about that time. In addition, the small cell may well be the burial box of one of the ancient rulers of a great culture. Traditionally, in the crypt of the leader of the Maya put a list of his accomplishments during his lifetime - Rene Seguro believes that it has found a pyramid.
The underground lake
Another surprise awaited researchers after a second inspection at the pyramids. It turned out that the foundation of its establishment hides a secret tunnel leading to the underground lake. Most likely, this body of water Maya endowed with mystical properties. According to one of the most probable theories, the Indians could be considered a prelude to an underground reservoir of the other world. After going through all the three pyramids, the priest reached the realm of the dead, which drew mystical power for all people.