About 31 miles northeast of Mexico City lies an ancient civilization known as Teotihuacan. It is believed to be established about 1 B.C., and was a thriving metropolis by the year 2 A.D. The population ranged from 150,000-200,000 residents.
The ruins of the city show apartment buildings with flat roofs, that may have held rooftop gardens or terraces. There are small buildings gathered around a central courtyard. In the courtyard there is a kitchen, which may have been where the residents gathered for daily meals.
The town had an irrigation system that held plenty of spring water. It had the resources for successful vegetation, such as tomatoes and corn.
The town also had a river of mercury underneath it. This liquid mercury may mean the existence of a king’s tomb.
Sergio Gomez, a Mexican researcher, spent six years excavating the tunnel of where the mercury’s current location was discovered. The tunnel was unsealed in 2003 after 1800 years. This would be the first royal tomb ever found in Teotihuacan.
Not only in the tunnel, but in almost all of the buildings in the city there is the mineral mica. This mineral is known today for its use in the electronics and aerospace industries.
Mercury may have been regarded as almost magical.
Also, it’s been discovered that the city was very advanced in its road system, plumbing and running water.
The architectural layout suggests that it would have been perfect for an ancient spaceport. The main feature of the city is its wide Avenue of the Dead, beginning in the agricultural fields and ending at the Pyramid of the Moon. The Avenue today measures almost two miles and 131 feet wide. It’s been discovered that, originally, the avenue was once much longer than it is today.
With the support of satellite photography, it is suggested that the Mayans designed this avenue for aircraft or spacecraft transport. The remains surrounding the buildings nearby also support this theory. The landmarks along the runway appear to have been designed for pilots so that they could see and could be informed of any instrumental changes they needed to make.