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50 skulls discovered in Aztec temple


Posted on Sunday, 7 October, 2012 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The discovery at Templo Mayor represents the largest number of skulls to ever be found in one offering.

The temple is located in New Mexico and is considered to be the most sacred of all Aztec temples dating back 500 years. It is believed that a wide variety of important ceremonies took place at the temple from 1325 until the Spanish conquest in 1521. The new discovery of 50 skulls at a single sacrificial stone indicates a ceremony of an unprecedented scale with five of the skulls found buried beneath the stone and the other 45 piled on top.

Archaeologists including Raul Barrera of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History have been examining the site in great detail to try and piece together the specifics and significance of this unusual find.

"Mexican archaeologists say they have uncovered the largest number of skulls ever found in one offering at the most sacred temple of the Aztec empire dating back more than 500 years."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Hippycrite on 8 October, 2012, 2:59
...located in New Mexico?! Remedial geography is down the hall and to your right- here, let me draw you a map...
Comment icon #2 Posted by wolfknight on 8 October, 2012, 15:30
There is a big different in New Mexico and Mexico!! Leave it to FOX new to screw up.But the find of 50 skulls and the stone is neat.


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