Friday, May 3, 2013

1800 year old golden orbs found in Teotihuacan

1800-year-old, once-metallic orbs have been found under an ancient pyramid in Mexico City. The Teotihuacans knew they were not going to survive and mysteriously abandoned the city in 700 AD. Some say that may have been due to a famine or invasion.
Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History has posted photos of the discovery on its website. Before the Teotihuacans disappeared they hid the orbs at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in tunnels so deep that it took scientists years of planning before they could even dig

The orbs may have been used for religious purposes to present to the gods. The orbs are yellow, which comes from jarosite, which forms as pyrite oxidizes.