(ORDO NEWS) — Mexican archaeologists have discovered bouquets of flowers, which are about 1800 years old, under the ruins in the city of Teotihuacan. These flowers may have been an offering to the serpent god Quetzalcoatl.
According to archaeologists, bouquets of flowers are an offering to the god Quetzalcoatl
According to Live Science, four bouquets of flowers were discovered at a depth of 18 meters in tunnels under the pyramid of Quetzalcoatl’s “Feathered Serpent”. According to Aztec mythology, the deity Quetzalcoatl gave humanity corn and symbolized the love of freedom. Perhaps this is why flower offerings were found under his temple.
This discovery is the first of its kind. The condition of the bouquets is so good that some of them are still tied with rope.
According to archaeologists, the discovery will provide a clear picture of the types of rituals and flora of ancient Mesoamerica – a historical region that includes Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and northern Costa Rica.
The tunnels under the ruins of Teotihuacan were discovered back in 2003. Since then, archaeologists have been exploring them and each time they find something new. During this time, they have already managed to find about 100,000 archaeological artifacts, including ceramic objects, shells, hair, remains of skeletons of animals from the family of cats and birds and obsidians.
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