Archeology and the art of finding ancient buried and lost items may not seem the best of most fun professions. Still, we can’t throw away history and historical facts just yet.
It is not every day we have ancient artifacts show up and send archaeologists into a frenzy.
But that’s precisely what happened with the 2,000-year-old green serpentine mask found by experts of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
These researches found the age-long mask buried at the base of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, a city of prehistorical Mexico, now vanished.
Events like this are once-in-a-lifetime happenings that need to be shared with all and sundry.
And if you are no lover of historical artifacts, do not skip this yet. Hold your horses as this is going to be one exciting and educating read.
Who left the mask at the foot of the pyramid? What happened to the people who once gave life to Teotihuacan? What happened to the ancient city? You’re about to find out.
9 /9 A Little Something About The INAH
Researchers of the National Institute of Archeology and History (INAH) of Mexico made this groundbreaking discovery which is a breakthrough for Mexican archeology.
The INAH is the recognized Mexican federal bureau established in 1939 to preserve, research, guarantee, protect, and oversee Mexico’s historical, anthropological, and archeological heritage.
The institute is also in charge of many museums in Mexico and the prehistorical and archeological zones, structures, and mausoleums of Mexico.
8 /9 The Pyramid Of The Sun
The towering pyramid of Teotihuacan, built around 100 CE, was erected over a human-made tunnel and had over 240 steps leading to the top, which researchers believe once housed a temple. It had not always been called the Pyramid of the Sun.
History has it that long after the original occupants of Teotihuacan vanished from the city without a trace, the Aztecs became the new settlers in the city and gave the pyramid its name – Pyramid of the Sun.
To this day, the original name of the pyramid, given to it by the original builders, remains unknown.