Skip to comments.Severed head offering found in Aztec temple
Posted on 08/15/2013 6:37:32 AM PDT by Renfield
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) recently found the decapitated skull of an individual still lying in the offering bowl, dating back 500 years ago at the Tlatelolco temple site in Mexico City.
Tlatelolco is a site in Mexico City where remains of the pre-Columbian city-state of the same name have been found centred on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, which is a large square surrounded on three sides by a excavated Aztec monuments and a seventeenth-century church called the Templo de Santiago.
According to the archaeologist Salvador Guilliem, director of the Tlatelolco Project, the decapitated remains belonged to a young adult and were deposited as an offering in a ceramic vessel.The grisly find was found at a stratum level that relates to the construction phase VII-A of the Great Temple (between 1500 and 1515 CE) and may represent a consecration offering, placed here during the preparation rituals of the space that the new structure would occupy.
We are further exploring the area to see if the offering is composed exclusively of the skull in the bowl, or if there are more remains associated with it, said Guilliem and he added that although, “more physical anthropology studies were required, [the initial examination of] the teeth determine he is a young adult, most likely a war captive that would have been ritually decapitated.”
The discovery was made after a custodian, in charge of cleaning and maintaining the site, , reported what seemed to be a buried pot. Subsequent inspection and excavation by archaeologists Salvador Guilliem and Paola Silva found a small offering that had been covered with limestone, because of the recent torrential rain a small landslide had exposed this fascinating discovery.
Paola Silva, responsible of maintenance in Tlatelolco, explained that this offering is actually the 34th found to date.
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Every culture is of equal value!
Perhaps the Mexican drug cartels are just a revival of ancient Aztec ritual?
It’s a shame he wasn’t more headstrong.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
If the Old Testament teaches us anything, it is that God, while longsuffering, does have a limit to his patience with such societies.
Liberals love savage ‘civilizations’ especially those that were replaced by Christianity.
The more savage the better.
It seems when the religious get in power in any civilization, it is not a good thing.
Yup.....the liberals would have us all believe that the “native” Americans were all living in peace and harmony at one with nature and all was just fine and dandy before the evil white Europeans invaded their shores.
Although the historical record is completely contrary to this mythological view.
Considering the tactics of the cartels, not much has changed.
There were cannibalistic practices spread across the New World. Even the vaunted Iroquois got into it on occasion.
These guys have a different take on what/who they really were.
The Spanish arriving there and eradicating that culture was akin to the US Army liberating Nazi death camps.
More accurately, it’s not a good thing when ignorant masses permit tyrants who cloak themselves in the mantle of religion to acquire power.
The army had some help in their killing. It was the Sioux Indians. They were bitter enemies of the Sac, and were only too happy to help the army in killing the Sac Indians. So whenever I read about and feel guilty about the treaties broken by the government in dealing with Indian tribes like the Sioux, I remember there were no tears shed when the Sioux killed their enemies and took their lands.
As General Sherman said “War is all Hell” and will always be.
IIRC, while Jean-Jacques Rousseau,in the eighteen hundreds was labeled with popularize the ideal of the “noble savage”, (*it was an ideal started around that time) in modern times(the Sixties) it took on an hyppie dippy interpretation, eco-friendly “Gaia loving, tree hugger living in perfect harmony with nature and his fellow tribes.
Hollywood glamorized indigenous peoples not just in America but across the globe who lived in Eden like bliss until the Satanic white man introduced his European serpent of hate and greed and ruined them forever more.
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