Hundreds of strange golden orbs have been discovered beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent, part of the Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan.
The orbs, which range in size from 1.5 inches to 5 inches have archeologists baffled and are being called, “an unprecedented discovery”. It seems the orbs were crafted mainly of clay, and then covered in a material called jarosite.
“This material is formed by the oxidation of pyrite, which is a metallic ore. It means that in pre-hispanic times they appeared as if they were metallic spheres. There are hundreds of these in the south chamber,” explained lead archeologist Sergio Gomez to Conaculta.
The orbs were discovered by Tláloc II-TC, a three-foot long remote control robot which has the ability to squeeze into places that no human being has the ability to explore.
The temple, which is also known as Temple of Quetzalcoatl, sits 30 miles from Mexico City. It is famously known for a discovery made in the 1980’s when the remains of 200 warriors were discovered at the center of the massive temple.
The Feathered Serpent temple was built around 100 BC, and was home to more than 100,000 citizens, but mysteriously was left completely abandoned in 700AD, until 1300s when the Aztecs arrived.
No more is known about the strange golden orbs, though archeologists suspect it might have been a part of the burial rituals. More excavating at the sight will continue with the hopes of answering some of the question the golden orbs have posed, and we’re guessing that the next season of Ancient Aliens will be all over it.