Friday, December 12, 2008

Mystery pyramid built by newfound ancient culture in Mexico

An ancient pyramid located not far from Mexico City may be the product of a previously unknown pre-Colombian culture, according to National Geographic
Most of the 41 artifacts "do not fit into any of the known cultures of the Valley of Tulancingo, or the highlands of central Mexico,"said Carlos Hernández, an archaeologist at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History in the central state of Hidalgo. .... Many of the figures are depicted in a sitting position, with their hands placed on their knees. Some have headdresses or conical hats with snakes at the base, which could represent Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl, the Aztec god of the wind. One figure shows a man emerging from the jaws of a jaguar.
The sculptures are also made of flat stucco—a combination of fine sand, lime, and water—and painted blue or green to the give the appearance of jade. All of the artifacts date to the Epiclassic period between A.D. 600 to 900. ...
But by linking all the characteristics that make them different, [such as their location in Tulancingo and time period], allows us to say that they should be considered as a product of a different culture [called Huajomulco]....
The pyramid's proportions, along with smaller structures that were painted black and white, do not correspond to the Toltec or Teotihuacan cultures of the same area and time period.
I wonder how long it will be before people who have no clue will be talking about human sacrifice and calendars ending in conjunction with this new culture?

(Screenprint of original article) 13 Mac 3 Oc (burner day)

1 comment:

Concha said...

many blessings