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Ritual Aztec skulls found in Mexico

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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