posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 09:12 PM
betcha the shrine was the memorial to a slaughter
probably of a bunch of peasants by a bunch of what we would today called bankers and politicians and priests
saves paying them, or maybe because they owned some nice land, or maybe it was hey lets have a feast...
just to many people not enough luxuries for the rest of us
shame about yer luck
the few survivors kin probably commemorated their dead relatives and friends with the shrine and the votive offerings and incense etc