Pile Of Hundreds Of Ancient Sacrificed Skulls Discovered In Mexico

Imagine going swimming in the (now drained) lake, not knowing what lay below. Via Live Science:

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, are “potentially evidence of the largest mass human sacrifice in ancient Meso-America.”

[The site is] in a now drained lake called Lake Xaltocan. To date, more than 150 skulls have been discovered there, as well as a shrine with incense burners, water-deity figurines and pottery suggesting a ritual purpose.

The findings shake up existing notions of the culture of the day, because the site is not associated with Teotihuacan or other regional powers. The shrines and the fact that sacrifice victims were mostly male suggest they were carefully chosen, not simply the result of indiscriminate slaughter of a whole village.

3 Comments on "Pile Of Hundreds Of Ancient Sacrificed Skulls Discovered In Mexico"

  1. InfvoCuernos | Jan 30, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    Maybe they were killed by a rival cartel

  2. BuzzCoastin | Jan 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm |

    . > To date, more than 150 skulls have been discovered there

    the Conquistadors killed millions
    150 deaths is an hour of Conquistador’s bringing Christ to the savages

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | Jan 31, 2013 at 5:39 am |

      Well said.

      Imperialist Christians were much more adept at mass sacrifice.

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