Humanity might have this wrong idea that it has answers to every question and a perfect understanding of everything that exists. However, in reality, one of the things we do not know much about is the universe. Even with our ambitious plans to send space ships out there and even colonize a new planet, we still don’t know enough. People have been studying the universe for thousands of years and proof of this stand an archaeological dig in Mexico. According to the team of excavators, they might have found an ancient Aztec map of the universe.
It’s interesting that the “tetzacualco” stone sanctuary is still to be uncovered completely. However, according to the archeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, this monument looked stunning when it was almost new. This map is created in such a way that it reflects the sky above in a pool of water. It also contains navigational points and it appears like the stones are simply floating in nothingness. This map is reportedly very important when it comes to the Aztec creation myth. Their idea was that the universe is like water in which small portions of land float.
The ancient Aztec map of the universe
The image this pool in Mexico creates is breathtaking and it’s easy to get carried away by the story it tells. Even if the people that created it did not have a scientific understanding of the universe and all of its rules. They saw it as something divine and otherworldly. At the same time, people nowadays should remember that we still do not completely understand how time and space actually work. Moreover, recent data seems to be continuously contradict even what we thought we knew.
This Aztec shrine and its proposal of the universe is actually not very different than our own. This is why we should accept that we still have a long way to go until we will finally discover the secrets of the universe.
Depiction of mythical Aztec universe discovered in natural pond near Mexico’s Iztaccihuatl volcano https://t.co/bLLpj0aMeW
— Phamtigalo (@Phamtigalo) January 4, 2018
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