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Canaanite offering found at Tel Gezer

A 3,600-year-old pottery vessel containing figurines of Canaanite deities has been found at Tel Gezer in Israel. A rare cache of gold and silver items dated to 3,600 years ago has been found at Tel Gezer, including figurines of the Canaanite counterparts of the Akkadian deities Ishtar, goddess of fertility, sex,

Ritual Aztec skulls found in Mexico

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

28 flint knives found at Templo Mayor in Mexico

Archaeologists working at Templo Mayor in Mexico have unearthed a 500-year-old box containing 28 flint knives and other artifacts. The archaeologist said that below said marine materials, they found 28 flint knives, which might have represented adorned warriors according to the artifacts they are decorated with; 27 of these are made

Pre-Columbian skull offering found in Mexico City

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

400 different animal species found in Templo Mayor offerings

An analysis of animal remains found in 60 offerings at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City) in Mexico have revealed that over 400 animal species were sacrificed, ranging from crocodiles to jaguars. The scientists have recovered, “for example, fish from coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, reptiles including crocodiles,

Egyptian stele lists offerings to the gods

A New Kingdom stele, found during construction work in northern Cairo, contains a list of offerings made to the gods during the 18th or 19th dynasty in Egypt. Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered stone artefact is the right section of a New Kingdom stele, on

Teotihuacan’s original offering found at core of pyramid

In some exciting news, archaeologists believe they have found the original ceremonial offering placed at the Pyramid of the Sun before construction began. The offerings found at the base of the pyramid in the Teotihuacan ruin site just north of Mexico City include a green serpentine stone mask so delicately carved