Ttaloc II Remote-controlled Robot Uncovers Hidden Chambers in Mexico

Teotihuacan serves as Mexico’s City of the Gods. The city lies 60 kilometers north of Mexico City is home for 100 thousand people. There are so many questions as to who built the Teotihuacan. This question raises the hunger of Mexicans to learn more about their ancestral roots.

At some point in history Teotihuacan was a thriving cultural center during prehispanic time. Pyramids can be found around the city but in the present only 3 major pyramids still stand. Accordingly, in the past there are as many as 200 small pyramids surrounding the city. With studies conducted by archaelogists a strong evidence shows that Teotihuacan was deemed a powerful city way back long time ago.

The remains of the ancient people suggests that city is home for immigrants. The bones collected from Teotihuacan were examined and they indicate that before they died in Teotihuacan they live some place else. Politically, this shows that the city was very attractive that people from other state would love to live to this place. It was a center of authority.

In terms of architectural design, it seems that the people from the past designed everything in pupose.

While Teotihuacan is the most visited archaelogical site in Mexico but still many questions remained unanswered about the ancient structures. The search for answers is underway. In 2003, sacred tunnels were discovered under ancient pyramids.

The tunnels are very crucial in finding the truth. These tunnels could offer answers to so many questions surrounding the mystery of Teotihuacan. Tunnels are the way to penetrate the inner secrets of the city.

Henry Romero / Reuters

Henry Romero / Reuters

The excavation and exploration of the ancient structures in the City is has been accompanied with the utilization or use of robots. The recent discovery is about the three ancient chambers at the unexplored tunnel at the site.

The robot known as Tlaloc II-TC is 1 meter-long. It has the ability to penetrate through tight spaces down to the center of the Temple of Quetzacoat of the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. It comes with a built-in video camera to capture footage in the interior. It has also mechanical arms that enables it to clear the obstacles that may stand along the way.

This is the first robotic discovery of its kind. The robot was placed inside the 2,000 year old tunnel. The exploration has been going on for months until the robot has relayed back images to researchers who are monitoring its activity inside the temple.

Archaeologist Sergio Gomez said ‘It corroborates the information of the existence of a big space at the end of the passage that appears to be three chambers. There is a lot of rubble which part of the reason why the team could not continue. We are now below the pyramid’.

The use of remote-controlled robots in discovering ancient tunnels underneath the pyramids would allow a deeper understanding of mexico’s history. This project is part of the quest for the tomb of important people in Teotihuacan. The researchers hope to answers the riddles of Teotihuacan with this new discovery.