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"Mass Human Sacrifice? Pile of Ancient Skulls Found"

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:03 PM

"Mass Human Sacrifice? Pile of Ancient Skulls Found"

Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mexico that may have once belonged to human sacrifice victims. The skulls, which date between A.D. 600 and 850, may also shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area.

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"It's absolutely remarkable to think about this little nothing on the landscape having potentially evidence of the largest mass human sacrifice in ancient Meso-America," Morehart said.

While only a speculation of sacrifice so far of the skulls they were found in a now drained lake called Lake Xaltocan by a shrine with incense, figurines , pottery, etc.
See those at the:
Images gallery of the findings

From related source:

Human sacrifices are known to have taken place around the region throughout the period in question, however, until now they were thought to be more contained to major cities, and were connected to state powers.

Read More: Pile of Ancient Skulls Found in Mexico: Largest Mass Human Sacrifice Site Unveiled Read

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by dreamingawake

Could be a graveyard site, or a mass burial grave for the victims of the Spanish genocidal rampage against the peoples of this region, all in the name of Gold?
Mass graves can be doctored to convey that the victims were not the victims of a certain race, ie faked evidence.
They are probably only a few hundred years old , all executed by Cortez the killer.

edit on 26-1-2013 by OrionsWitness because: clarification

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:24 PM
It could be the Spanish who did this or it could be their way of dealing with criminals or possibly what they did to those they were at war with. It doesn't necessarily have to be human sacrifice.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:34 PM
Wow the Cartels have been busy a long time!

posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 09:04 PM
ALL is ok,the only thing is that , this is the first time i read 'they didnt take pictures or photos of the skulls???...1,100 yrs old skeletons and theres no pics???......mmm...makes me wonder if the severed skulls are from humans or the 'coneheads'......

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...
then wammo
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

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:57 PM
I started a duplicate thread on this, sorry. S&F.
I wonder if this site will shed some more light on the mysterious Teotihuacan site?

edit on 11-2-2013 by diqiushiwojia because: (no reason given)

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