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Wed May 1, 2013, 05:09 AM

Mysterious spheres found beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent

Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.

The enigmatic spheres were found during an archaeological dig using a camera-equipped robot at one of the most important buildings in the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan.

"They look like yellow spheres, but we do not know their meaning. It's an unprecedented discovery," said Jorge Zavala, an archaeologist at Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute.


The Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan, a World Heritage Site, represent one of the largest urban centers of the ancient world. Thought to have been established around 100 B.C., the pyramid-filled city had more than 100,000 inhabitants at its peak, but was abandoned for mysterious reasons around 700 A.D. -- long before the Aztecs arrived in the 1300s.

The excavation at the temple focused on a 330-foot-long tunnel which runs under the structure. The conduit was discovered in 2003 when heavy rain uncovered a hole a few feet from the pyramid.

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/mysterious-spheres-emerge-from-ancient-temple-130429.htm




They're EGGS WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!

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Reply Mysterious spheres found beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 OP
dipsydoodle May 2013 #1
Demeter May 2013 #4
Orrex May 2013 #6
krispos42 May 2013 #14
Demeter May 2013 #15
krispos42 May 2013 #16
Demeter May 2013 #18
cactusfractal May 2013 #20
nebenaube May 2013 #28
nolabear May 2013 #25
BlueJazz May 2013 #7
krispos42 May 2013 #17
BlueJazz May 2013 #24
leveymg May 2013 #27
newfie11 May 2013 #2
Hekate May 2013 #3
BigD_95 May 2013 #5
ewagner May 2013 #8
eShirl May 2013 #10
ewagner May 2013 #11
Bluenorthwest May 2013 #13
Jackpine Radical May 2013 #26
Ready4Change May 2013 #31
riqster May 2013 #33
ehrnst May 2013 #32
WHEN CRABS ROAR May 2013 #35
Heywood J May 2013 #9
parkia00 May 2013 #12
firenewt May 2013 #19
Cronus Protagonist May 2013 #21
Octafish May 2013 #22
OnyxCollie May 2013 #23
Myrina May 2013 #29
riqster May 2013 #34
Historic NY May 2013 #30

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 05:23 AM

1. It is a bit reminiscent of Alien

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2013, 06:52 AM

4. the Horta Lives!

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:17 AM

6. NO KILL I!

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:29 AM

14. First thing I thought of

And of course I left my phaser in my other pants.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #14)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:34 AM

15. Can you imagine a Second Amendment covering phasers?

My blood runs cold....

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Response to Demeter (Reply #15)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:43 AM

16. I've pondered that.

If the power source can be made to blow up at the twist of a knob, then I doubt they would ever be legal as long as that was an issue.


But if the power source could be made safe, then I can envision a world where phasers are legal, but not able to achieve any power level over "heavy stun".

Think about it... the idea behind armed self-defense is that you can use force to stop a violent attacker, and if that force has to be lethal to achieve a rapid disability, then so be it.

But if a phaser blast can stun a person's nervous system into unconsciousness for a long period of time, reliably and immediately, then a phaser would not need to be able to kill in order to incapacitate.

So, legal phasers that have 3 power settings: light stun, medium stun, and heavy stun. No disruption, no disintegration. You get the range and rapid firepower of a firearm with the immediate disabling power of a taser. And nobody dies.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:52 AM

18. Unless, like tasers, the device is misused or the target below average

No, military weapons belong in a military, with people who can be punished for misuse.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Wed May 1, 2013, 02:04 PM

20. One setting: heavy stun only

Civilians using such for personal defense should not be deciding under stress what setting would be appropriate and potentially underselecting. Worth stunning? Worth stunning hard. At least it's not "kill".

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:20 PM

28. Can't wait to mug u wit one...

 

Just kidding... but the problem is apparent.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:33 AM

25. My thought exactly. Watch out for Mother!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:44 AM

7. LOL! ...that was my first thought.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #7)

Wed May 1, 2013, 10:44 AM

17. Chocolate? n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #17)

Wed May 1, 2013, 05:14 PM

24. Damn ..it IS Chocolate. Never notice it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 06:32 AM

2. Fascinating

Thanks for posting this

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 06:50 AM

3. I love archeology -- always have

Can hardly wait to read the book about this dig!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:01 AM

5. interesting stuff

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:45 AM

8. a sobering quote:

"... Thought to have been established around 100 B.C., the pyramid-filled city had more than 100,000 inhabitants at its peak, but was abandoned for mysterious reasons around 700 A.D. -- long before the Aztecs arrived in the 1300s. "


Sometimes we think that all civilization in this hemisphere started in "1492"...we forget there were some pretty advanced societies here long before the european influence arrived.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #8)

Wed May 1, 2013, 08:19 AM

10. Only because "we" have little to no interest in, or knowledge of, history, archeology & anthropology

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Response to eShirl (Reply #10)

Wed May 1, 2013, 09:06 AM

11. Guilty as charged....n/t

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Response to eShirl (Reply #10)

Wed May 1, 2013, 09:53 AM

13. I've been to this site. 30 years ago.

nt

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Response to ewagner (Reply #8)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:43 AM

26. Well, all pyramid

schemes have to end at some point.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #26)

Mon May 6, 2013, 10:29 AM

31. Ouch.

Not sure which smilie to use regarding bad puns.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #26)

Mon May 6, 2013, 03:46 PM

33. You're saying someone "Madoff" with the loot?

After have perpetrated a fraud "upon ze" investors?

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Response to ewagner (Reply #8)

Mon May 6, 2013, 03:46 PM

32. In a movie, that line would have been uttered by the comic relief sidekick

Shortly before he disappears beneath a trap door.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #8)

Mon May 6, 2013, 07:53 PM

35. And evidence of very early Chinese exploration of our western states,

all documented in Chinese texts.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 08:03 AM

9. That headline sounds like such a euphemism...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 09:51 AM

12. Obviously Spent Fuel Casings

for the alien mother-ship's reactor. Where have you folks been?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 02:00 PM

19. Found among the spheres was the skeleton of a goose.......

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 02:05 PM

21. Not a mystery to me

So that's how they transported heavy objects - set them on hundreds of spheres. Makes perfect sense. Move that heavy stone in all directions; no problem.

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Response to Cronus Protagonist (Reply #21)

Wed May 1, 2013, 02:27 PM

22. A Peruvian doctor of my acquaintance said that was how the Inca earthquake-proofed back then...

...their pyramids farther to the South. Seismic waves could come from any direction and the ground would roll and shift, while the building above would remain largely even.

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Response to Cronus Protagonist (Reply #21)

Wed May 1, 2013, 02:31 PM

23. Moving Men furniture sliders are based on ancient alien technology!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 07:47 PM

29. Khaleesi's missing dragon eggs!

(Game of Thrones reference)

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Response to Myrina (Reply #29)

Mon May 6, 2013, 03:50 PM

34. "Security, we have a naked blonde woman with a team of pyros heading for the new site".

I mean, if she wants to hatch the things, that's what worked last time.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 10:25 AM

30. Just wait until the hatchlings show up.......

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