Ritual Aztec skulls found in Mexico

Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Admin

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Mexico Aztec Offering

Mexico Aztec Offering

Excavations in Mexico City have lead to the discovery of 100 Aztec burials, including an offering of human skulls.

Archaeologists announced…that excavations for a Mexico City subway extension have turned up what appears to be an unusual Aztec offering: a dog’s skull with holes that indicate it was displayed on a ritual skull rack normally reserved for human sacrifice victims.

Excavators also found a woman’s skull and two men’s skulls with similar perforations around the temple, which allowed them to be mounted on a public display rack known as a tzompantli.

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