Sacrificial victims found in Mexican cenote

Published on July 8th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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The remains of six people sacrificed between 850-1250 A.D. have ben found at a cenote near Chichén Itzá.

It’s “very improbable” that the remains and artifacts were “just tossed” into the sinkhole, known as a cenote, expedition leader Guillermo Anda told National Geographic News in an email. Rather, he said, they were likely placed there during a ceremony to appease the Maya rain god, Chaak.

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Story: John Roach, National Geographic News | Photo: Tamara Thomsen

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