Mexican archaeologists have found an unprecedented human burial in which the skeleton of a young woman is surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones.
Researchers found the burial about five meters (15 feet) below the surface in Mexico City's Templo Mayor.
It was discovered next to the remains of what may have been a "sacred tree" at one edge of the plaza, the most sacred site of the Aztec capital.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find was the first of its kind, noting the Aztecs were not known to use mass sacrifice or the reburial of bones as the customary ways to accompany the interment of a member of the ruling class.
Location:Middle TN, Moisture Farm & Buddhist temple.
Surely some revelation is at hand.....
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born ?
Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:56 AM
Interesting, but not completely unique. There was / is the burial pit at Ur where they found the skeleton of " Queen Puabi " as well as her jewelry / personal effects, surrounded by the skeletal remains of her servants & courtiers.