Robot Reveals Aztec Chambers at Mexico's Teotihuacan .

A robot has discovered three ancient chambers at the last stretch of unexplored tunnel at Mexico's famed Teotihuacan archaeological site on Monday, the first robotic discovery of its kind in the Latin American country. Named Tlaloc II after the Aztec god of rain, the robot was first lowered into the depths of the 2,000-year-old tunnel under the Quetzalcoatl Temple to check if it was safe for human entry. After months of exploration, the remote-controlled vehicle has relayed back video images to researchers of what appears to be three ancient chambers located under the Mesoamerican city's pyramid. [Sergio Gomez, Archaeologist]: "It corroborates the information of the existence of a big space at the end of the passage, it appears to be three chambers. There is a lot of rubble, which is part of the reason why the team could not continue (with exploration). We are now below the pyramid." The investigation's immediate goal is to find a tomb where the city's former rulers are thought to be buried. Although one of Mexico's most famous pre-Hispanic sites, Teotihuacan is still shrouded in mystery. [Sergio Gomez, Archaeologist]: "This is a good opportunity to try and understand the significance of these types of tunnels. The hypothesis we have is the possibility that these chambers could have the remains of important people or some offering, which can give insight into the activities that took place."

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