Tunnel Beneath

Treasures from the Underworld of the City of the Gods:

Archaeological Explorations in the Tunnel Beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent

Archaeologist Sergio Gómez Chávez, Director of the Tlalocan Project, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Come hear Archaeologist Sergio Gómez Chávez, one of Mexico’s leading young archaeologists, share the news about the stunning discoveries in the City of the Gods/Teotihuacan, Mexico. Below the ceremonial floor of the great plaza of the Feathered Serpent, his archaeological team found an immense ritual tunnel. For ten years they have worked in excavating this ancient and mysterious tunnel, using high-tech robots as well as their own hands to unearth over 50,000 ritual objects buried by Teotihuacan’s priests and rulers for reasons that are not yet known. Professor Gómez will present slides of the excavation never before seen in the United States.

Sponsored by David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Moses Mesoamerican Archive, Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, and Harvard Divinity School.

Free and open to the public Tuesday, October 6, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

CGIS South (1730 Cambridge Street), Room S030 on the Concourse Level

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