UNAM will “X-ray” the pyramid at Chichen Itza with radiation from space – Ensenam de Ciencia


Chichen Itza
Located on the peninsula YucatanA deep cultural legacy and a Historical Heritage of Mexico's Past. This holy city, once upon a time Thrives under excellence The Toltec and Mayan civilizations, an architectural marvel, that's all UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1988.It has established itself as one of the Seven Wonders of the Contemporary World, and besides, it has been a landmark. Identity and pride for the Mexican people.

But still Chichen Itza It's not a pyramid, it's a platform Archaeology It has a pyramid like structure which is well known Like 'castle'Imposing it rises majestically towards the sky, it is one of the best preserved monuments From Chichen Itza. This is Monument It is a testament to its architectural prowess Builders But it's also true that it reveals some disturbing puzzles Archaeologists, historians and curious people for decades.

maybe, And we're not entirely sureThis system is called houses Hidden cameras or undiscovered secrets And precisely this interest has inspired various initiatives Years of research.

The project they have planned for UNAM and the archaeological site

RecentlyThe National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) A announced Ambitious research project It seeks to reveal whether these intuitions are true, as they may be hidden in the gut 'castle'. This is projectLed by a team Scientists of Company of Body from UNAMis intended to use Technology Advanced and non-invasive to do a 'Bone scan' from Pyramid Using For this, cosmic rays.

Los good heaven Cosmologycompounds mainly through hydrogen nuclei, will be used to scan the internal structure of the pyramid. These are good heaven forming particles called 'show him'When it penetrates the structure 'castle'can express that Whether or not there are hidden cameras or unknown places. This technique has previously been used at archaeological sites such as Teotihuacan and the Great Wall of China, makes us want to know and reveal information that has been hidden for years. Also, it is an effective and safe tool Investigation without damaging the ancient building.

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Source: Edmundo Garcia.

This project will be held in 2025But it has the collaboration of researchers Supported by the University of Chicago and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). If the results are positive, this is expected 'Bone scan' is fully About six months.

It is also important to highlight this project represents a significant effort to understand Y to protect He Cultural heritage of Mexico. application Non-invasive techniques And careful observation is important in conducting research for its protectionas Mexicans identifies usWe love our culture and respect for these historical monuments And it's important in every way.

We assume that Chichen Itza It is not just a collection Ancient ruins; Living proof of that Beliefs, traditions and knowledge of civilizations that once inhabited our lands. Discovery of possible hidden rooms or unknown structures 'castle' It can give us new perspectives on the Mayan culture and the influence of other civilizations on the architectural development of the region because they already existed. investigated For example, the Jaguar Room and Zach Mool's Room Perhaps this will give us an idea of ​​what this pyramid is all about. A similar person can be accommodated.

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