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Shaft to SCP-097-INT, Puebla, Mexico (2023).

Item #: SCP-097-INT

Threat Level: Yellow

Object Class: Eparch1

Special Containment Procedures: The vicinity near the entrance of SCP-097-INT has been enclosed by a fence, and warning signs for hikers have been put up to steer clear of the area. Efforts to discourage access to the well are ongoing through the continuous setting up of a fake repair site. A group of agents disguised as construction workers must secure the entrance of SCP-097-INT to prevent unauthorized entry.

Individuals who attempt or manage to get past the fence and attempt to enter the shaft of SCP-097-INT should be apprehended and questioned. After questioning, the security personnel in charge will decide whether the suspect will be detained and transported to a secure Foundation facility or released after administering Class-A amnestics.

Under no circumstances should the shaft of SCP-097-INT be used, primarily because of the high health risk.

Description: SCP-097-INT is a temple of an unknown pre-Hispanic culture located inside a cave in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Every person who enters SCP-097-INT will be affected by an unknown illness, whose effects worsen during the stay at the site. In the worst cases, the disease is transmitted to individuals exposed to infected patients.

Due to the effect of SCP-097-INT, three zones have been established within the anomaly (for more details, read the Addendum-A).

Symptoms of the SCP-097-INT curse include: vomiting, nausea, headaches, diarrhea and a reddening of the skin. After an extended stay, in fatal cases, the person will begin to suffer from severe pain, burns will appear on their skin, internal organs will begin to bleed and fail for no apparent reason. If the affected person manages to survive more than a week, the skin and flesh of the subject will begin to melt until they die of organ failure. The solution recommended by the Ethics Committee is euthanasia.

The following appendi are reserved for agents with the required authorizations.

Addendum A
- 1922 — First mention of SCP-097-INT -

  • Document from the international archives of the SCP Foundation.

29 de marzo 1921

Adjuntos : [fotografía del pozo]
Reporte : La inspección de fenómenos anormales en la región circundante de Puebla, México, revela un acontecimiento recurrente cerca del Monte # # # #.
Los aldeanos parecen alejarse del pozo de Monte # # # # e informan de casos de fatiga excesiva en las inmediaciones del lugar. Confirmamos estas impresiones por nuestra propia experiencia, así como ## Clase-D expuestos por encima del pozo por ## dias. La dosis letal media de la exposición al pozo es de 6 días y 14 horas.
Otro hecho potencialmente paranormal es que la altura del pozo no pudo determinarse con medios estándar, y cualquier exploración completa es en este momento extremadamente peligrosa. No obstante, he aquí los primeros resultados del descenso al pozo:
— 0 - 93 m ~50% de los Clase-D sufren de fuertes dolores de cabeza y náuseas.
— 93 - 187 m ~50% de los Clase-D no sobrevivieron el ascenso.
— 187 - 276 el último Clase-D que se mantuvo artificialmente con vida tras ascender indica la presencia de una puerta antes de quedarse ciego y desangrarse internamente.
Dictamen sobre la continuación del estudio del posible objeto anómalo: pendiente

English translation :

Date : march 29, 1921
[photographic shot of the well]
Inspection of abnormal phenomena in the circumscribed region of Pueblo, Mexico, reveals a recurring event near Mr. █████'s field.
The villagers seem to stay away from the well of Mr. █████'s field and report cases of excessive fatigue in the vicinity of the site. We confirm these impressions by our own experience as well as ██ Class-D exposed above the well for ██ days. The median lethal dose from the well exposure is 6 days and 14 hours.
Another potentially paranormal fact is that the height of the well could not be determined with standard means. Full exploration is at this time extremely dangerous. Nevertheless, here are the first results of the descent into the well:
- 0 - 93 m ~50% of Class-D suffer from severe headaches and nausea.
- 93 - 187 m ~50% of Class-D do not survive the ascent.
- 187 - 276 m the last Class-D to be kept artificially alive after ascending indicates the presence of a door before going blind and bleeding internally.
Opinion on the continuation of the study of the potential abnormal object: pending

Addendum B
- 1955 — CORAIL Securization and first exploration -

Part of the
I.C.A.R.U.S. program
For the journal of
the C.O.R.A.I.L. network

Confinement d'Objets Religieux Antiques Inter Laboratoire
Coordinator Of The
International Collaboration for Antique and Religious Unusual Studies


nuclear safety and archaeological excavation report of 1956

At Puebla, Mexico
— Determination of the radiation source of SCP-097-INT
— Radiological monitoring and prevention of major nuclear accidents
— Study of the relics and the illustrations of the walls of SCP-097-INT

By the

CA:8049 laboratory :
— Pedro Coronel, Mexico
— Emilia Ortiz, Mexico
Aurola Reyes, Mexico
— Carlos Enríquez, Cuba
— Alfredo Sinclair, Panama
— Teresa Fortín, Honduraz.

FRA:5420 laboratory :
— Rosalie Huzard,
Josse Bade,
— Thérèse Azémar,
— Claude Garamont,
— Isabeau Loyselet, France.

Accompagned by foreign experts :
— Irène Joliot-Curie,
— Frédéric Joliot-Curie, France.

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Information report and treatment of nuclear and radiative risks concerning the underground building designated SCP-097-INT and its entrance.

Conducted and redacted by Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie

— From January 25 to March 16, 1955 —

Located in the municipality of Puebla, Mexico, the shaft leading to the SCP-097-INT antique building occupies an area 6 meters in diameter, south of Puebla, 5 km from the Balsas River. This uncultivated area was left abandoned by the inhabitants of the village because of a high rate of disease and mortality in the area. The last study of SCP-097-INT was done less than 2 years ago, and the use of new measurement technologies has put the authorities on the track of one or more radioactive elements in the well.

The purpose of this report is, in particular, to present the measures taken to prevent or limit the risks and inconveniences that the installation may present for the interests mentioned in article L. 395-1 and L. 521-51 of the code of paranormal phenomena with probable public exposure.


First, an analysis of the surrounding soil was performed to accurately determine the dose emitted from the well leading to SCP-097-INT (see image opposite). The detailed radiation protection report is available in the addendum. An emission of neutrons, protons et photons at doses excluding any normal natural phenomenon was confirmed. This radiation comes from the material used to build the shaft, the exact composition of which had not been encountered until then. It is probably an abnormal material.
A high proportion in gamma rays is measured throughout the preliminary study, leading to technical measures of medium extent, i.e. the caulking of the wall of the well with lead bricks before starting the descent.

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The undertaking to secure the SCP-097-INT well was conducted between February 13 and May 23, 1955. The organizational and financial contribution of the SCP Foundation allows a rapid management of the work. Below, the transport and installation of the lead silos surrounding the shaft.


Once it was determined that the well was safe to enter, a technical team descended using a specialized lift without the need of protective clothing against radioactivity.

At the bottom of the well, the team conducted a variety of tests to determine the composition and levels of radioactivity. This included using Geiger counters to measure the levels of gamma radiation, as well as taking samples for further analysis in a laboratory. The team also used specialized cameras to document their findings and to map the layout of the well (see the addendum).

On their descent into the radioactive well, the nuclear research team came across an expected discovery. As they were mapping the layout of the well, they noticed an ancient door carved into the wall of the well. The door was made of solid stone and was adorned with intricate carvings of antique pre-colombian symbols and imagery. The team immediately realized that the door was the entrance to an ancient temple that had been buried deep within the well, which has been called SCP-097-INT.

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The team approached the door with caution, knowing that it had been sealed for centuries and could be unstable. They used specialized equipment to carefully measure the structural integrity of the door and found that it was still in good condition. After discussing the potential risks and benefits, the SCP Foundation decided to open the entrance.

The team used a combination of mechanical and manual methods to open the door. They first used a hydraulic jack to gently lift the door off its hinges, and then used a chisel and hammer to remove any remaining debris. After several hours of work, the door finally gave way and the team was able to enter the temple.

The interior of the temple was dark and musty, but the research team was able to use their specialized cameras to document their findings. Inside, they found a wealth of ancient artifacts and carvings, including pottery, animal and plant textiles. The team also discovered that the temple was built around a central chamber, which appeared to have no entrance (see the excavation report of the CORAIL network).

The discovery of the ancient radioactive temple within the radioactive shaft is a major breakthrough, and we think that the findings will be of great interest to archaeologists and historians. We recommend that the temple be further studied and preserved for future generations.


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Report of the excavation of the buried temple of Puebla, Mexico, and inventory of finds and documents recovered

Conducted and redacted by CA:8049 laboratory, with the assistance of FRA:5420 laboratory

— From March 20 to December 05, 1955 —

Description of the rooms in SCP-097-INT

Room N°1: Entrance to the temple. It has a portal 10 meters wide by 2.5 meters high. It is considered to be the place where visitors entered to leave their offerings to the temple and pay taxes.
Room N°2: Place where warriors entered to perform purification rites and receive the blessing of the Dragons and Ueyitlagatl.
Room N°3: Kitchen and resting place for the temple priests.
Room N°4: Storage and treasury of the temple. It is located down a staircase and behind a large stone door.
Room N°5: Ritual room, where the priests performed radiomantic rites of different kinds. From divination rituals, invocation or transmutation.

Register of Relics and Documents:

Object-094 "Murals tlanenyanences"

Multiple murals found in the corridors and rooms of the temple. The artistic style is similar to that used by the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica. The colors of the images have been preserved in different ways. The different murals found are:

  • East and west corridor: Representation of snakes and marching warriors being led by an anthropomorphic figure with reptilian features.
  • Room N°1: Representations of peasants walking, carrying offerings and animals.
  • Room N°2: Representations of a battle between two armies; two figures stand out: that of a man with a snake mask fighting and defeating a man with black skin covered in gold.
  • Room N°5: A representation of the sun surrounded by four anthropomorphic figures with reptilian features.

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Object-095 "Nuclear Seal" : A 5 x 6 centimeters clay seal that according to the annotations of Object-097 would abstractly represent the shape of an atom and nuclear energy. It would be an anachronism to compare the representation of the atom that we use today with the image made by this ancient civilization, nevertheless it is possible that the representation of atomic physics could converge towards similar illustration models.


Object-096 "Sol coins" : Seven bronze coins in the shape of a double-edged axe. Found in Room N°4, possibly the current currency of the Tlaneyanence people together with other objects (plant seeds, fruits, semiprecious stones and gold grains).


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Object-097 "Codex Tlanextlitetl"

Codex found in Room N°3 of the temple, made with a paper of unknown vegetable origin. Its leaves are folded in accordion fashion. The dating of the paper suggests that it was created around the 5th century B.C. but there is evidence that several pages were added or replaced at different times, so it is unknown how many times the codex has been rewritten. The document is written in a proto-nagua pictorial system.

The document is divided into 4 different sections:

  • 1st Section: (5 pages) A 304-day solar calendar with notations of important religious dates.
  • 2nd Section: (17 pages) An epic narration of the life of King Ueyitlagatl and his conquests. It culminates with his death in a battle against another empire.
  • Section 3: (36 pages) A guide to various radiomantic rituals, a list of anomalous and non-anomalous remedies, and Tlaneyan mythological stories.
  • Section 4: (4 pages) A list of supplies and payments made to the temple, as well as the tax payments they received and the tribute they sent to Tlaneyanco. Because of its contents, it is believed that this was an external document that was added to the codex for unknown reasons.

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The following information was obtained through the translation of Object-097

Historical Study: Tlaneyanco

Summary: The Kingdom of Tlaneyanco was a pre-Columbian civilization that existed from about the 13th-12th century to some point after the 5th century BC in Mesoamerica, whose capital would have been somewhere at the base of the Sierra Madre Oriental. Ruled by a hereditary monarchy, this civilization possessed cultural and religious aspects that were possibly inherited by the following Mesoamerica and Central American peoples, but the most remarkable was the ability to use radiomancy -or tlanextlitetl as it was called by them- with which they managed to subdue many nearby peoples and expand. The reason for their disappearance is unknown.

Origin: According to the Tlaneyan myths, Tlaneyanco was founded by Tletlense, the first Tlaneyananco king, or tlatoani, who received a vision from the Dragons ordering him to build a city in their honor in the mountains. This individual is also said to have been the first user of radiomancy, with which he performed wonders that earned him the veneration of his people. It is said that he lived to be 400 years old and that his longevity was passed on to his descendants.


Tlatoani Tletlense receiving the tlanextlitetl bless from an envoy of the Dragons.

History: The events after the founding of Tlaneyancos are not clear. Most of the facts mentioned in Object-097 have a more mythological than true content, except for two facts: the arrival of the Tepozneltococa and the rebellion of the Ilhuipilli.

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It is mentioned that, during the reign of Tletlenome, son of Tletlense, some ships from the east arrived at the coasts of Tlaneyancos. Their crew members were survivors of an empire that worshiped a metal god that was called Tepostliteutl by the Tlaneyanancos and who were seeking refuge, since an empire that worshiped meat had destroyed their home.
At first Tletlenome thought to expel them, but a day before he received a vision of the Dragons, who told him that he should accept these travelers from the east. Thus, Tletlenome decreed the union of both peoples, naming them Tepozneltococa. A union that was sealed when both groups managed to repell an invasion of the empire of the meat to the coasts of Tlaneyanco.


Representation of Tepostliteutl (god of metal).

After the death of Tletlenome at the age of 190, while fighting against another people only known as "the Empire of Gold"*, would be succeeded by his son Tleyochikaualistli, but an individual known as Kokolimina, a radiomancer of great power, along with a group known as the "tleteyaotlanis" would stage a coup d'état and Kokolimina would be placed as regent until Tleyochikaualistli was old enough to rule - at that time he would only be 10 years old.
It is mentioned that Kokolimina's reign was a bloody and blasphemous one, which resulted in a civil war where an alliance known as the "ilhuipilli" overthrew and assassinated Kokomilina. The leaders of the alliance and Tleyochikaualistli would reform the government and initiate an isolationist policy in Tlaneyanco, which led to a period of considerable peace in the kingdom.

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After his death at the age of 350, Tleyochikaualistli was succeeded by Ueyitlagatl. It is mentioned that Ueyitlagatl broke with the isolationist policy of his father and began an expansionist campaign to increase the influence of the Tlaneyanco Kingdom to the east and south of the territory. Ueyitlagatl's conquests are a very developed part of Object-097, detailing his conquests and battles, and highlighting two of them: first, the battle of the Red Sun against the Empire of Gold, where Ueyitlagatl demonstrated his mastery of the tlanextlitetl, using his sword** forged by the greatest of the Tepostliteutl smiths to destroy the enemy army and conquer west to the western Sierra Madre. Then the battle of the Black Sun, where Ueyitlagatl faced the "Black King" of the Empire of Gold. Ueyitlagatl killed the Black King, forcing the Empire of Gold to retreat to the Yucatán Peninsula. During that confrontation, Ueyitlagatl was also mortally wounded, asking on his deathbed to be buried next to his fallen soldiers in front of the battle site, so that the Empire of Gold would always know that he would defend that frontier; he ended up dying shortly after, at the age of 110. SCP-097-INT was erected over his tomb for his worship.


Representation of Ueyitlagatl.

After the death of Ueyitlagatl, mention is made of the rise of one of his sons, Istatl, over his twin brother, Kapostitl, to the throne of Tlaneyanco. Not many details are known about this period of Tlaneyanco's history, but it is clear that there was political instability due to the struggles of both brothers. It is theorized that a second civil war occurred to obtain the throne that ended up fragmenting the Kingdom of Tlaneyanco and provoking its dissolution.

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Culture: The Tlaneyanence culture is not far from the tribal cultures of Mesoamerica, with a similar architecture and agricultural economy. The most distinguishing feature that sets them apart is the use of radiomancy in a person's daily life. From the descriptions in Object-097, radiomancy was a fairly common ability among the Tlaneyanco people, but the individuals who showed the greatest talent were integrated into a group known as "tlamatini," a kind of priest-erudites who served the noble families.


Representation of a radiomancer.

The official religion of the Tlaneyanco kingdom was the cult of the Solar Dragons, four serpent gods that fly around the sun - Tonatiuhpipiyoli, Tonatiuhcoatl, Tonatiuhtcipactli and Mixtonatiuhtéotl - along with minor gods of the elements other than the sun and fire, exclusive to the Dragons. They believed that the Dragons had given the tlanextlitetl to men, Tletlense being a kind of prophet-king in the cult. Each of the Dragons was linked to a special characteristic and art of radiomancy.
Tonatiuhpipiyoli is the dragon of childhood, birth and creation and is considered the deity of children and builders that allow them to create objects with radiomancy. Tonatiuhcoatl is related to youth, relationships and change, being a protective deity of young people, couples, fortune-tellers and blacksmiths. Radiomancy related to the second dragon mainly in enhancement, alteration and transmutation. It is indicated that Tonatiuhtcipactli is the dragon of adulthood, blessing those who pursue glory, being deity of warriors, soldiers, sportsmen and, to a lesser extent, rulers and just judges. The radiomancy of Tonatiuhtcipactli is offensive and warlike.

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The case of Mixtonatiuhtcipactli is the most curious, since he possesses a paradoxical nature: he is the dragon of life and death, of peace and war, the first to be born and also the last. This duality of being makes him a deity of multiple groups, all contradictory, but especially of sorcerers, since it is said that Mixtonatiuhtéotl, knowing everything and nothing at the same time, can grant a power capable of miracles and misfortunes. Mixtonatiuhtéotl's followers are described negatively, as criminals or despots, like Kokomilina, but also as people of great knowledge and skill. The fourth dragon is rejected, but also implored by the Tlaneyancos.
This adoration and direct link to daily life with the Dragons makes each tlatoani of Tlaneyanco point to one of them as his protective deity to indicate the course of his politics. Tletlense, being the first king of Tlaneyanco and prophet of the Dragons, used to say that the four Dragons protected him. Tletlenome pointed to Tonatiuhcoatl as his dragon, having a continuist policy. Tleyochikaualistli chose Tonatiuhpipiyoli, marking the beginning of his isolationist policy to rebuild Tlaneyanco. Ueyitlagatl clearly chose Tonatiuhtcipactli as the protector of his expansionist campaign. Of Istatl it is said that he was under the light of Tonatiuhpipiyoli while Kapostitl of that of Tonatiuhtcipactli.


The four dragons : Tonatiuhpipiyoli, Tonatiuhcoatl, Tonatiuhtcipactli and Mixtonatiuhtéotl.

*From the geographic references provided by Object-097, it would be an ancestor of the Mayan empire. **The word used in Object-097 is "yaoyotepostle" (metal of war) to describe Ueyitlagatl's sword. Although it is depicted as a weapon similar to a macuahuitl, it is believed that it was closer to a mandoble than a mace. There are also references that Ueyitlagatl's sword may have been buried with him.

Excavation carried out and redacted by CA:8049 laboratory, from left to right, top to bottom: Aurola Reyes ; Teresa Fortín ; Carlos Enríquez ; Alfredo Sinclair ; Pedro Coronel ; Emilia Ortiz.


With the assistance of FRA:5420 laboratory, from left to right, top to bottom: Rosalie Huzard ; Josse Bade ; Thérèse Azémar ; Claude Garamont ; Isabeau Loyselet.




  • Transcription of a telephone communication between Dr. Irène Joliot-Curie, Dr. Josse Bade and Dr. Frédéric Joliot-Curie about the investigation of SCP-097-INT

— Telephone communication between IJC, JB and FJC —

— 12/08/1955; 17h GMT-6 —

IJC   Honey, how are you?

FJC   Hi, it's late here, it's midnight.

IJC   Sorry, did we wake you up?

FJC   No, no. I wasn't sleeping.

IJC   I promise to call you earlier for Christmas.

FJC   It would be better if you were here. We would save the cost of the call.

IJC   True, but I would have to leave this beautiful place where it is always hot and the mosquitoes are neverending.

FJC   So, you only called me to talk about mosquitoes?

IJC   No, I'm here with Josse.

JB   Hi, Frederic.

IJC   I'm asking you, did you get the fax I sent you?

FJC   The one about the Mexican ruins? Yes, yes I did. I have to say I was impressed. Even though they probably didn't understand the nuclear energy principles, they had an awareness for thousands of years of something that we just discovered yesterday, basically.

IJC   Yes, Josse and me are the same way. When I was told there was such a thing as supernatural and magic, I never imagined I would encounter Mayan nuclear magic.

JB   Wasn't it Tlaneyanco?

IJC   It's the same thing.

FJC   Is that all you called me to talk about?

IJC   No. Did you read Emilia's historical summary of these Tlaneyancos?

FJC   Yes, what's in it?

IJC   The sword. That woman put the most important part at the end, and in an asterisk!

FJC   What's wrong with the sword, Irène? Get to the point.

IJC   She said the sword might be buried in the king's tomb. An ancient relic with atomic capabilities, and it may not be the only one down there. Can you imagine the amount of things we could discover? Not just about these Indians, but about nuclear power.

FJC   Do you want me to convince the Committee to authorize an excavation to obtain that sword?

IJC   Exactly. You are closer to them than I am, and with a bigger influence than Josse.

JB   It pains me to hear that, but he's right. A physicist's opinion would matter more to them than an archaeologist's.

IJC   You could convince them to start digging in the ritual room.

FJC   It would be complicated to convince them, as I'm not convinced either. Have you already seen the radiographic images? That guy's grave emits as much radiation as an active reactor core. Even if we were to open it, the sword might be as irradiated as a plutonium barrage. Impossible for us to discover anything about it if we can't touch it without ninety centimeters of lead in between.

IJC   I'd agree with you, but nothing we've pulled out of those ruins is irradiated.

FJC   Explain ?

IJC   Although the Mexicans omitted it, all the objects they took out, the coins, the codex, even the altar in the ritual hall, nothing is irradiated. I checked with all the meters and tests, they have not emitted a single becquerel, even if they had been exposed to that place for thousands of years. I don't know if it's part of magic or some special way of manufacturing, but the objects of this civilization are immune to ionization. That sword should be as safe to touch as one of your golf clubs.

FJC   Send me a report with that information, Irène, I'm going to need it for the morning when I talk to Claude.

IJC   Thank you very, much honey.

FJC   Don't thank me yet, wait until tomorrow when I get the authorization.

IJC   Good luck. I love you.

FJC   Love you too, my flower.

IJC   Goodbye.

Addendum C
- 1956 to 1958 — CORAIL excavations -

Part of the
I.C.A.R.U.S. program
For the journal of
the C.O.R.A.I.L. network

Confinement d'Objets Religieux Antiques Inter Laboratoire
Coordinator Of The
International Collaboration for Antique and Religious Unusual Studies


nuclear safety and archaeological excavation report of 1956

At Puebla, Mexico
— Opening of the remaning room in SCP-097-FR.
— Recovery of anomalous artifacts from SCP-097-FR.
— Reconstitution of an anomalous civilization linked to SCP-097-FR.
— Study of the relics of the excavations of SCP-097-INT.

By the

CA:8049 laboratory :
— Pedro Coronel, Mexico
— Emilia Ortiz, Mexico
Aurola Reyes, Mexico
— Carlos Enríquez, Cuba
— Alfredo Sinclair, Panama
— Teresa Fortín, Honduraz.

FRA:5420 laboratory :
— Rosalie Huzard,
Josse Bade,
— Thérèse Azémar,
— Claude Garamont
— Isabeau Loyselet, France.

Accompagned by foreign experts :
— Irène Joliot-Curie
— Frédéric Joliot-Curie, France.

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Information report on equipment safety measures for the excavation in Room N°5 of SCP-097-INT.
Conducted and redacted by Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie
— From # # # # # # # # # # # # 1955 to # # # # # # # # # # # # 1956 —

According to the ultrasound analysis, a group of tombs lies in the Room N°5 at a depth of about 10 meters of the construction known as SCP-097-INT. According to the recovered historical information, there is a high possibility that multiple objects of high historical value and of anomalous nature are present in these tombs. The objective of this report is to briefly inform the methods and security measures that have been taken to recover these objects.
Due to the need to keep the nature of SCP-097-INT hidden and to not unnecessarily damage the rest of the structure, an open pit excavation is impossible. Instead, a subway excavation will be performed within SCP-097-INT itself in multiple places.


The operation's personnel removed the soil from Room N°5 and begin excavation until the tombs were reached. Once reached, the archaeological personnel examined and removed the recovered objects to continue the excavation.
The entrance to Room N°5 have been sealed during excavations to prevent radioactive dust from spreading to other rooms. Excavation personnel have been provided with modified radiological protection suits to include an air purification system with which workers could work more comfortably. The excavation personnel rotated every four hours so that they could rest and change their oxygen pumps.
This project required : 30 Class-D personnel for manual labor; 5 archaeological researchers for support; # # # # dollars in equipment.

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Main door of Room N°5 of SCP-097-FR before the opening.


Main door of Room N°5 of SCP-097-FR during the opening.

Room N°5 was opened on June 25, allowing the archaeological study of the room by the SCP Foundation.


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Report of the excavation of the Common tomb in the Room No5 of SCP-097-INT, and inventory of finds and documents recovered.
Conducted and redacted by CA:8049 laboratory, with the assistance of FRA:5420 laboratory
— From # # # # # # # # # # # # to # # # # # # # # # # # # 1956—

Tomb structure of the Room N°5

The tombs found at SCP-097-INT have a vertical layout arranged around a central shaft with several funerary chambers connected to each other as in shaft tomb cultures. The tomb is divided into different levels every 10 meters deep. On each level 4 burial chambers were found, each pointing to a different cardinal direction around the central shaft, with ten bodies inside each one of them. The excavation reached a depth of 50 meters, but there is a possibility that there are more levels of burial chambers at greater depths.

Register of Relics and Documents:

Object-A-17 to 217 "Tlaneyan soliers" Collection of skeletal remains of different individuals of different age ranges and different causes of death. For the type of burial and the historical information that we have, they would be the fallen soldiers of an army of Tlaneyanco.

Object-99 "Tlaneyan ceramics": Earthenware vases and vessels with remains of offenses (bread and a type of corn) with which the soldiers were buried.

Object-100 to 134 "Tlaneyan figures": Ceramic or stone figures of geometric shape representing warriors in formation or facing each other.

Object-135 to 152 "Tlaneyan weapons": Collection of knives, spearheads and arrows made of bronze or obsidian.

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Interior of the Room N°5 of SCP-097-FR.

Supplemental Information

Excavations of the SCP-097-INT tombs had to stop due to a failure of the radiological safety of the excavation, which caused the radioactive poisoning of different members of the excavation personnel, among them: Dr. Emilia Ortiz of CA:8049, external consultant Dr. Irène Joliot-Curie, 3 archaeological support researchers and 14 Class-D personnel working on the excavation.

Following the death of Dr. Irène Joliot-Curie and Dr. Emilia Ortiz as a result of this accident, the Atomic Commission of the SCP Foundation requested the cessation of all operations at SCP-097-INT to the Hispanic Branch headquarters, which was approved.

All operations at SCP-097-INT will be halted until the SCP Foundation Hispanic Branch and the Atomic Commission deems the safety measures effective for any investigation of the anomaly.

  • Discussion between Josse Bade and Frédéric Joliot-Curie concerning the continuation of the study of SCP-097-INT. [Declassified by the French Branch of the SCP Foundation in 2003]

— Telephone communication between JB and FJC —

— 02/16/1958; 14h GMT-6 —

FJC   Josse, give me some good news.

JB    The Commission seems convinced, but the Latinos are still reluctant. I think if I fix a few things I can convince them.

FJC   Well, when do you think they will approve the new excavation?

JB    At the end of the month, beginning of the next.

FJC   Right, keep me informed.

JB    Yes, yes… Frederic, are you sure about this?

FJC  What do you mean?

JB    Are you sure all this is worth it? Maybe the sword isn't even down there, and if it is, what use is it to us?

FJC   Josse, what's down there are relics of incalculable value and knowledge. I can't believe I have to tell this to an archaeologist. What we could find out about nuclear energy from the-

JB    Discover what? Those guys didn't know anything about nuclear power.

FJC   What do you mean they didn't know anything? Their fucking civilization revolved around nuclear power!

JB    Yes, and ours around the fire and we didn't know why it burned.

FJC   And what does that even mean?

JB    It means that even though they used nuclear power for everything, it didn't mean they knew how it worked. Have you read the codex? I'm not talking about the summarized version of the report, but the complete one. In it, they talk a lot about radiomancy and there legends, and there is no mention of Newton's third law or any bloody thing even remotely like it. Do you to know why? Because for them, it was magic!

FJC   It is impossible for them to have mastered such a powerful energy without knowing what it was. It is impossible without knowledge and technology more advanced than what we have today.

JB    And where is this technology? It was not in the temple and the codex mentions shamanic rituals, not scientific procedures. I'll put it this way : if a magician knew how to cast electric lightning through his fingers, would you call him an electrician?

FJC   They knew something. The symbols, the knowledge. They must have known something.

JB    They knew nothing. And the things they did get right are more likely to have been coincidences than real hits. As for the atom on the seal, they might have been right only by chance. What they knew was not nuclear physics, it was radiomancy, nuclear magic.

FJC   You sound like those illiterate Mexicans. Maybe they've already persuaded you.

JB    No, it's just that now I'm looking at all this with a cool head. When we started I was excited, I was putting names to the things we discovered and I got carried away with the excitement of discovering more. Now that that's over, I'm looking at the bigger picture and I don't like it.

FJC  You're a traitor, a sellout! Do you want Irene to have died for nothing?!

JB    Don't you dare insult me!

FJC   If you think we should not continue, why do you still to support me? Why do you continue to push for approval of the excavation? Because you also want the treasure in that Indian's tomb.

JB    Yes, I want to know what's in that Indian's fucking tomb. But do you know who Icarus is? The idiot who got sunburned by flying too close to the sun, like us who are going to get irradiated to death from digging up nuclear waste.

FJC   I don't care what you think. I'll grab a shovel myself and dig if I have to.

JB   Do it if you want to. I'll go back to France when this is over. I'm not stupid enough to not see the signs. The program name is a premonition of what will happen.

FJC  Fine, but get that authorization first!

Part of the
I.C.A.R.U.S. program
For the journal of
the C.O.R.A.I.L. network

Confinement d'Objets Religieux Antiques Inter Laboratoire
Coordinator Of The
International Collaboration for Antique and Religious Unusual Studies


nuclear safety and archaeological excavation report of 1958

At Puebla, Mexico
— Recovery of anomalous artifacts.
— Reconstitution of an anomalous civilization.
— Study of the relics of the excavations of SCP-097-INT.


Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Accompagned by:

CA:8049 laboratory :
— Pedro Coronel, Mexico
Aurola Reyes, Mexico
— Carlos Enríquez, Cuba
— Alfredo Sinclair, Panama
— Teresa Fortín, Honduraz.

FRA:5420 laboratory :
— Rosalie Huzard,
Josse Bade,
— Thérèse Azémar,
— Claude Garamont
— Isabeau Loyselet, France.

— 1 —

Information report on new equipment safety measures for the excavation in Room No5 of SCP-097-INT.
Conducted and redacted by Frédéric Joliot-Curie
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1958 —

In order to reduce the level of exposure of the excavation personnel during the operation, a machine will be used to remove the soil in the central shaft and every 10-15 meters of excavation, a team of trained D-Class will look for signs of the openings of the burial chambers to begin their disinterment and extraction of any objects found.

The machinery will be entered in pieces through the entrance of SCP-097-INT and assembled inside Room No5. Personnel entering the excavation area will wear radiation protection suits with smaller capacity but safer air systems. Personnel will be rotated every two hours.

Tomb structure of the Room N°5

The tombs found at SCP-097-INT have a vertical layout arranged around a central shaft with several funerary chambers connected to each other as in shaft tomb cultures. The tomb structure is divided according to the social status of the person in a descending manner, with a level of burial chambers every 10 meters deep in the first two ranks of the tomb.

10-50 meters: Privates. Each level was divided into 4 chambers around the central shaft, in each chamber there were about ten bodies.

60-70 mts: Officers and captains. Like the previous levels they are divided into 4 chambers, but only five bodies were found in each one.

100 mts: Generals/Nobles. Four funerary chambers with a single body inside. These chambers stand out for having an unusual stone covering in this type of burial.

550 mts: Royalty. A sarcophagus made of an unknown stone of great density and hardness that is believed to contain the body of King Ueyitlagatl.


— 2 —

Report of the excavation of the Common tomb in the Room N°5 of SCP-097-INT, and inventory of finds and documents recovered
Conducted and redacted by CA:8049 laboratory, with the assistance of FRA:5420 laboratory
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Record of Relics and Documents

Object-A-220 to 284 “Tlaneyan high rank soldiers”: Collection of skeletal remains of different individuals of different age ranges and different causes of death. From the objects recovered from their respective burial chambers, a higher social hierarchical rank of the individuals can be identified.

Object-171 to 186 "Tlaneyananan Swords": Weapons similar to a macuahuitl, but thinner and lighter. Some specimens have serrated bronze blades while others still have obsidian blades inlaid. In the second case, the obsidian blades have a greater mechanical resistance than they have naturally. This may be due to a radiomantic alteration to improve the durability of the blades and reduce the weight for the soldier without affecting the lethality of the weapon.

Object-187 to 195 "Tlaneyananan Jewels": Collection of precious and semiprecious jewelry with gold ornaments.

Object-196 "Nobleman's stone head": Stone head that would imitate the head of a nobleman who would have been decapitated or whose skull would have been crushed during the battle of the Black Sun.

Object-197 "Sarcophagus of Ueyitlagatl": Dome-shaped sarcophagus made of a high-density stone. The object is extremely hot, reaching temperatures of 375°C externally and releasing large amounts of radiation (35 Sv). During the extraction operation, the object's shell was damaged, creating cracks through which immediately fatal doses of radiation (210 Sv) leaked out as well as increasing the temperature to 500°C externally.

Object-197 was coated with cement to reduce radiation leaks and is kept immersed in a water tank designed by the SCP Foundation Atomic Commission to prevent deterioration of the material from high temperatures.


The excavations at SCP-097-INT ended after the unearthing of Object-197 in Decembre 19, 1958. Regrettably, Dr. Pedro Coronel of the CA:8049 team, Dr. Josse Bade of the FRA:5420 team and director of the CORAIL network, external consultant Frederic Joliot-Curie, and four Class-D staff members died of # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # by Object-197.

Since SCP-097-INT is considered to have been fully investigated, the SCP item mentioned above has been taken over by the Atomic Commission of the SCP Foundation - being renamed the Radioactive Anomalies Department - officially on January 1, 1960. Before the above date, the members of the CA:8049 team of the CORAIL network team were required to close and restore Room N°5 of SCP-097-INT. No other projects have been allowed in the structure other than restoration.

Addendum D
- 2010 — Deparment of Radiomancy administration -

In 2010, following the consolidation of the Radiomancy Department, a series of anomalies of a radiomantic nature were handed over to it, including Object-197 and, partially, SCP-097-INT. In order to reduce maintenance costs, a series of experimental radiomantic rituals were performed with Object-197 to reduce or eliminate heat and radiation emissions. These rituals were successful, achieving a 55% reduction in the amount of heat and radiation emitted by the object.

A few months later, the opening of Object-197 was authorized. All recovered objects were sorted and safely stored.

Record of Relics and Documents:

Objects recovered after the opening of Object-197.

Object-A-745 "King Ueyitlagatl"

Complete skeleton of an adult male ~180cm tall. Evidence of deep healed cuts on the left humerus and unhealed wounds between the L2 and L3 vertebrae. The object emits radiation of 500 Sv.

Object-520 "Remains of Tlanemayan ceramics"

Remains of ceramic objects (vases, dishes, figurines) that were placed inside the sarcophagus of Ueyitlagatl.

Object-521 to 531 "Jewelry from Ueyitlagatl"

Gold jewelry inlaid with precious stones with which Ueyitlagatl was buried. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, among others. None of these objects can be irradiated.

Object-532 "Royal bone ring"

Bone ring with a detailed representation of one of the Dragons. Internally, it has the legend "Guidance and Strength. Kapostitl" in proto-nagua.


No sign of Ueyitlagatl's sword.

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