50 human skulls found in Aztec temple

Published on October 19th, 2012 | by Admin


The largest number of skulls found in one offering have been uncovered at Templo Mayor in Mexico City.

The 50 skulls were found at one sacrificial stone. Five were buried under the stone, and each had holes on both sides — signaling they were hung on a skull rack.

Archaeologist Raul Barrera of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the other 45 skulls appeared to have just been dumped on top of the stone.

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Story: USA Today | Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

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