Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Headless Bodies Found at Mysterious Mexico Pyramid
Yahoo Reuters ^ | 12/2/2004 | Brian Winter

Posted on 12/02/2004 5:58:20 PM PST by Betis70

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests Mexico's 2,000 year-old "Pyramid of the Moon" may have been the site of horrifically gory sacrifices, archeologists said on Thursday.

The tomb at Teotihuacan, the first major city built in the Americas, whose origins are one of history's great mysteries, also held the bound carcasses of eagles, dogs and other animals.

"It is hard to believe that the ritual consisted of clean, symbolic performances -- it is most likely that the ceremony created a horrible scene of bloodshed with sacrificed people and animals," said Saburo Sugiyama, one of the scientists leading the ongoing dig.

"Whether the victims and animals were killed at the site or a nearby place, this foundation ritual must have been one of the most terrifying acts recorded archeologically in Mesoamerica."

Of the 12 human bodies found, 10 were decapitated and then tossed, rather than arranged, on one side of the burial site. The two other bodies were richly ornamented with beads and a necklace made of imitation human jaws.

(Excerpt) Read more at story.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; aztlaniscoming; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; mexico; multiculturalism; pyramids; teotihuacan
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-118 next last
Interesting discovery at central Mexico's largest pyramid.
1 posted on 12/02/2004 5:58:20 PM PST by Betis70
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blam; SunkenCiv

GGG ping.


2 posted on 12/02/2004 5:59:37 PM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Muslims must've been there first.


3 posted on 12/02/2004 6:00:47 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Ick!


4 posted on 12/02/2004 6:01:11 PM PST by Tax-chick (Benedicere cor! Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Murderous muslim garbagem in Mexico?


5 posted on 12/02/2004 6:01:44 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

The Aztecs have been well-known to have conducted human sacrifice. I'm not sure what's new except for more remains.


6 posted on 12/02/2004 6:03:50 PM PST by Dog Gone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 7.62 x 51mm

That's how they used to handle border crossings.


7 posted on 12/02/2004 6:07:36 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
>>. . .discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests Mexico's 2,000 year-old "Pyramid of the Moon" may have been the site of horrifically gory sacrifices, . . .<<

At least they weren't found with panties on their heads. . .now THAT really would have been horrific.
8 posted on 12/02/2004 6:07:59 PM PST by Gunrunner2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone

Teotihuacan was not built by the Aztecs.

Teotihuacan (which we know very little about) predates the Aztecs by quite a few centuries. It was not altogether clear that human sacrifice in central Mexico occurred when Teotihuacan controlled that area. This is a brand new discovery.


9 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:03 PM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Thank GOD they didn't put Aztec underwear on their heads!


10 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:02 PM PST by OwnershipSociety
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

11 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:36 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

And to think those nasty Europeans came over and disrupted the tranquil lifestyle of the peace-loving indigenous folks of the Americas... such a shame.


12 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:47 PM PST by Prince Charles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
The discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests Mexico's 2,000 year-old "Pyramid of the Moon" may have been the site of horrifically gory sacrifices...

Yikes. It was the Aztlan al-Qaeda!

13 posted on 12/02/2004 6:12:31 PM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Now the Muslims will claim Mexico is an "Islamic Holy Site"


14 posted on 12/02/2004 6:13:07 PM PST by Alouette ("Fundamentalist Islam" -- not "fun" just "demented"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Prince Charles

BTTT


15 posted on 12/02/2004 6:14:06 PM PST by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
No, they must have it all wrong. the indigenous peoples were a peaceful beautiful people living in harmony with nature. Never taking more than they needed, treading lightly over Mother Earth's sacred flesh. They revered all living things and never wasted a life for nothing. These silly people must have merely misplaced their heads and set about looking for them in this pyramid here. That is the only possible explanation.
16 posted on 12/02/2004 6:14:28 PM PST by The Mike Device (10 Megatons of fusion fun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gunrunner2

Hahahahahahaha!!! Hilarious!


17 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:25 PM PST by The Mike Device (10 Megatons of fusion fun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Alouette; Prince Charles; Prime Choice

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

ROFLMAO!!


18 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:28 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a death cult that must end. Save your time...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone

Aztecs were not around 2000 years ago.


19 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:47 PM PST by PFC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

That's interesting news. Even though I have an avid interest in history, I've largely ignored the history of the Aztecs, Mayans, and other civilizations of the western hemisphere.


20 posted on 12/02/2004 6:16:33 PM PST by Dog Gone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 7.62 x 51mm
The ancient Aztecs make today's Islamists look like wimps.
21 posted on 12/02/2004 6:20:00 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Time to let slip the dogs...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
Interesting discovery at central Mexico's largest pyramid.

If I'm not mistaken, the pyramid of the Sun (which I climbed in 1959) is much larger than the pyramid of the Moon.

They are both in Teotihuacan

22 posted on 12/02/2004 6:23:27 PM PST by jackbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Pyramids...Moon god (goddess) worshipers that cut off heads....sounds familiar


23 posted on 12/02/2004 6:24:59 PM PST by joesnuffy ("The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it." Horatio Seymour)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
Interesting discovery at central Mexico's largest pyramid.

The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest and it is also at Teotihuacan. Chichen Itza's Mayan Pyramid is rather large and I don't know if it is larger than the Pyramid of the Moon.

24 posted on 12/02/2004 6:25:59 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
The culprit:


25 posted on 12/02/2004 6:26:25 PM PST by freedumb2003 (When does the Revolution start? I'm going for a bike ride for a while. Please fill me in later.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone

Much of their the way they lived (and died) are brought to life in Gary Jennings historical novel "AZTEC". It's a good read!


26 posted on 12/02/2004 6:27:00 PM PST by OSHA (He is unbeatable. Christ, we beat him twice, and he's still President. (DU Cherry.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jackbill

Yes, you're right. Hub and I climbed them in 1971.


27 posted on 12/02/2004 6:29:11 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
It's kind of interesting that the archaeologists just now discovered the bodies. What have they been doing all these years.

BTW, a tour guide once told me that they discovered a secret tunnel under the pyramid of sun. In it, they found a body. They don't show this part to the tourists. Not sure why.
28 posted on 12/02/2004 6:31:41 PM PST by Fishing-guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone

Teotehuacán dates back about 1500 years before the Aztecs. These pyramids are remains of the "Tolteca" culture, about which almost nothing is known, but who the Aztecs (who were a wandering tribe that only arrived in Central Mexico in the 13th century, AD) claimed as their ancestors... and as the first great civilization. The "Toltecs" (we have no idea what these people called themselves, so use the Aztec name for them -- "the builders") were thought to have been a highly peacable people (Aztec legends associate them with Quetzecoatl, a man turned God who rejected human sacrifice, preached the need for love and understanding -- and was born of a virgin mother! Sound familiar? It did to the first Spanish missionaries here too!). Archeologists always ASSUMED that Teotehuacáno sacrifices were small birds and butteflies. So, signs of human sacrifice are startling news.

Either that, or SOMEBODY really objected to the #$%& Wal-Mart store going up just outside the protected site.


29 posted on 12/02/2004 6:32:07 PM PST by rpgdfmx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone
The Aztecs have been well-known to have conducted human sacrifice. I'm not sure what's new except for more remains.

Exactly. The story goes that when Cortez arrived there, he scraped layers of dried blood from the side of the pyramid with his sword. Very bloody.

30 posted on 12/02/2004 6:34:40 PM PST by Theo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Prime Choice
Aztlan al-Qaeda!


31 posted on 12/02/2004 6:35:09 PM PST by Alouette ("Fundamentalist Islam" -- not "fun" just "demented"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Yikes; I stand corrected. I thought the muslims were the most murderous subhuman filth. But I'm wrong.

Seems though, the lowlife subhuman murderous muslim garbage do it out of pleasure via the pigshit koran, while the Aztecs... I'm not sure why they did it. Need to do some research, M-T-R.


32 posted on 12/02/2004 6:36:12 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Dog Gone
The Aztecs have been well-known to have conducted human sacrifice.

LOL! Water is wet, film at 11.

33 posted on 12/02/2004 6:37:23 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am NOT a 'legal entity')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy

Ummmmm, if I truly said what I think, I'd get suspended, again. So I'll just STFU. < smirk >


34 posted on 12/02/2004 6:38:50 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

The International Red Cross is investigating AND the ACLU suggests these were homosexual hate crimes...


35 posted on 12/02/2004 6:39:10 PM PST by DBeers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003
"They disrespected me, so I cut the MF's."


36 posted on 12/02/2004 6:40:51 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Time to let slip the dogs...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: 7.62 x 51mm

Don't drink the water!


37 posted on 12/02/2004 6:41:20 PM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: 7.62 x 51mm

the french did not stop beheading people until the 1970s.

paul gauguin, the post-impressionist artist, ran with a sketch book to a public beheading, anxious to capture the event on paper. i believe this was ~1890.


38 posted on 12/02/2004 6:42:36 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Hey, maybe they were criminals. Just a thought.


39 posted on 12/02/2004 6:45:05 PM PST by notigar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PFC

"Aztecs were not around 2000 years ago."

Worth repeating your post. The find isn't about the Aztecs.


40 posted on 12/02/2004 6:50:16 PM PST by Varda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
[ Headless Bodies Found at Mysterious Mexico Pyramid ]

Old news.. The Democrat Party has been doin that for years..

41 posted on 12/02/2004 6:58:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 7.62 x 51mm
Murderous muslim garbagem in Mexico?

Their were not Muslims then, since Mohamed had not yet been born. However their were Arabs. Maybe a few drifted across the Atlantic and spread their so called "culture" there? Islam is Arab culture's method of metastasizing.

42 posted on 12/02/2004 6:59:04 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

Imagine the kind of people who would come from a culture like this. They're not in Mexico any more. They're here.


43 posted on 12/02/2004 7:04:39 PM PST by henderson field
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken21
the french did not stop beheading people until the 1970s.

But the French did not use a dull knife to saw the head off, they used what was considered at the time to be fairly humane, the Guillotine. Even most Arab executions are done with a heavy sword, severing the head with a single stroke. Can't be any worse, and probably isn't as bad as being hung or electrocuted.

44 posted on 12/02/2004 7:05:31 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
Their

There! Need to put brain in gear before engaging fingers.

45 posted on 12/02/2004 7:06:59 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

ouch!


46 posted on 12/02/2004 7:09:10 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
Maybe Ralphie is down there!



Remember in the Sopranos when Tony killed Ralphie and then enlisted Christopher's aid in dismembering and burying the body?
47 posted on 12/02/2004 7:09:18 PM PST by Pro-Bush (liberal relatives and holidays! ..A good year for Freepers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Betis70

The press is now referring to Aztec priests as insurgents.


48 posted on 12/02/2004 7:10:31 PM PST by Natural Law
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joesnuffy
"Pyramids...Moon god (goddess) worshipers that cut off heads....sounds familiar"

Moody Science Videos did an excellent show on this - "Empty Cities", from the mid 70s I think. The stories and history of civilization after civilization that would go from great to bad to worse because of human sacrifice that they eventually turned to.
49 posted on 12/02/2004 7:10:54 PM PST by Esther Ruth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Betis70
The discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests Mexico's 2,000 year-old
"Pyramid of the Moon" may have been the site of horrifically gory sacrifices,
archeologists said on Thursday.


Reminds me of the PBS series "Conquistadors" with Michael Wood.
(IIRC) Wood related about how Montezuma took Cortez and his band up to one of the
pyramids and started to happily describe what took place there.

Cortez and his band were revolted and simply freaked out.

I guess I'm as culturally-insensitive as Cortez, given the feelings I experienced
in the wake of 9-11.
50 posted on 12/02/2004 7:11:04 PM PST by VOA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-118 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson