Mysterious Metal Orbs Found
Archaeologists used a robot with 3d scanning technology to explore purposely blocked tombs under the "Temple of the Feathered Serpent." It took years to plan the excavation and exploration but they were unprepared for what they found: Hundreds of spherical orbs that would have appeared golden back in their day. What purpose could they have served? Why were they not only left hidden, but the entrance to them stuffed up? The orbs themselves have organic matter at their center and then were covered by minerals that would make them look metallic. Are the fillings there to act as a base to save space for the minerals that cover them? Or is there some kind of significance to the center material? Are they containers?
There has to be some kind of meaning and or purpose to them. I would think they either contain something important like urns, or their varying sizes and actual locations within the rooms are astronomical. They haven't even explored all the rooms yet so it will be interesting to see what else they find. The name of the temple itself is really interesting "Feathered Serpent" Snakes and Reptiles obviously don't have feathers so it's more likely that "feathered"meant "Flying" and factoring in their pension for astronomy, I would guess that the structure and the orbs held within have something to do with that.
It's definitely intriguing that these ancient people would bury golden colored spheres? Or even more so - why were they made from golden looking materials and not gold itself? I could understand hiding actual gold - but .. why these??
The coolest part about this story could be the actual robotic archaeologist itself! Tlaloc II-TC (the robots name) is only the start of a new wave of archaeological exploration. It doesn't take much to imagine that as this technology advances that all the hidden recesses of earth could be explored from the comfort of a computer screen by a robot being remotely controlled from almost anywhere. Although the current designs are lacking in imagination and sophistication. The designs for excavating are already found in the mole rat, and then send in little spider like machines with cameras on them. Speaking of which I have 5 huge spider bites on my leg, bastards! If they can crawl into my pants then they can definitely crawl into these tombs!
Archaeologists Find Hundreds of Mysterious Metallic Orbs Below Mexico’s ‘Temple of the Feathered Serpent’ link
"Archaeologists exploring tunnels under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, a pyramid 30 miles from Mexico City, not only found three chambers (when they only expected one), but came across hundreds of mysterious metal spheres with unknown purpose."
"We can not yet establish its role because it is an unprecedented discovery. They should have a sphere, ranging from 4 to 12 inches and have a core of clay with organic matter, then covered them with pyrite, a mineral that underwent a process of oxidation and became jarosite, hence have a tone yellow," archaeologist Jorge Zavala