Pre-Columbian skull offering found in Mexico City

Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Admin

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pre-Columbian offering Mexico

pre-Columbian offering Mexico

A 500-year-old skull of a prisoner of war has been found at the foot of the Great Temple at Tlatelolco.

In a communique, the INAH said the small offering was found at the foot of the Great Temple on the pre-Columbian site after a custodian reported “what appeared to be a buried vessel.”

Archaeologist Salvador Guilliem, director of the Tlatelolco Project, said the skull, found on top of the vessel, was from a young adult male, “very probably a prisoner of war.”

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Story: EFE | Photo: EFE

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