Mesoamerican Mural Minerals Reveal Secrets of Ancient City

August 5, 2020 - General
The never seen before Mesoamerican mural minerals of cinnabar and hematite found in this early Teotihuacan mural. The distinctive reds on the left side of this image are especially noteworthy.            Source: Denisse Argote Espino / INAH

In Mexico, researchers have for the first time ever discovered previously unknown Mesoamerican mural minerals. The mercury sulfate and iron oxide were found in wall paintings in one of the most important of all pre-Columbian cities, Teotihuacan. 

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