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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.

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; animalsacrifice; aztlaniscoming; decapitations; dogs; eagles; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; humansacrifice; mexico; moon; multiculturalism; pyramid; pyramidofthemoon; pyramids; teotihuacan
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Interesting discovery at central Mexico's largest pyramid.
1 posted on 12/02/2004 5:58:20 PM PST by Betis70
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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)
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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)
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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?)
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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")
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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
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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.)
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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
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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)
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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
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To: Betis70

11 posted on 12/02/2004 6:11:36 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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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
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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.)
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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"...)
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To: Prince Charles

BTTT


15 posted on 12/02/2004 6:14:06 PM PST by Constitution Day
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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.)
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To: Gunrunner2

Hahahahahahaha!!! Hilarious!


17 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:25 PM PST by The Mike Device (10 Megatons of fusion fun.)
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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...)
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To: Dog Gone

Aztecs were not around 2000 years ago.


19 posted on 12/02/2004 6:15:47 PM PST by PFC
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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
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