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Mexico's Pyramid of Death
OCTOBER 2006
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Mexico's Pyramid of Death Gallery Photo

Mysterious Mosaic
Photograph by Jesús Eduardo López Reyes

Adorned with a necklace and earspools, a unique mosaic figurine of green-stone was likely a ritual object. "These offerings are like sentences," says archaeologist Leonardo López Luján, "but we don't have all the words, and we don't completely understand their sequence, so they're hard to read." Continuing work at Teotihuacan may fill in some of the gaps in surprising—and terrible—ways.


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