In Mexico, in the middle of a pond, on the side of a volcano, lie the remains of an ancient stone sanctuary that archaeologists believe was designed to serve as a model of the universe, according to the Associated Press. "These visual effects, in addition to the characteristics of the elements that make up the site and the relationship they have with each other, make us suppose that Nahualac could represent a microcosm that evokes the primitive waters and the beginning of the mythical time-space," Iris del Rocio Hernandez Bautista, an archaeologist with the National Institute of Anthropology and History, said, according to the International Business Times. The National Institute referred to the sanctuary as a teztacualco, the Associated Press reported. The term refers to an ancient astronomical observatories built on high mountain slopes. read more Disclaimer: Chances are that this post was requested by an advertiser.