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Bowls of Human Fingers and Teeth Found in Mayan Tomb
Fox News ^ | 8-5-10 | FOX

Posted on 08/05/2010 8:56:07 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

A well-preserved tomb believed to be the final resting place of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala, scientists announced last week.

The 1,600-year-old tomb was discovered on May 29 beneath the El Diablo pyramid in the city of El Zotz. It is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who might have been sacrificed at the time of the king's death.

However, much more work is needed before the scientists can piece together all the clues about the tomb's owner.

"We still have a great deal of work to do," said Stephen Houston an archaeologist at Brown University in Rhode Island. "We've only been out of the field for a few weeks, and we're still catching our breath after a very difficult, technical excavation. Royal tombs are hugely dense with information and require years of study to understand."

Before making the actual discovery, Houston said the team thought "something odd" was happening in the deposit where they were digging. They knew a small temple had been built in front of a sprawling structure dedicated to the sun god, an emblem of Maya rulership.

"When we sunk a pit into the small chamber of the temple, we hit almost immediately a series of 'caches' — blood-red bowls containing human fingers and teeth, all wrapped in some kind of organic substance that left an impression in the plaster. We then dug through layer after layer of flat stones, alternating with mud, which probably is what kept the tomb so intact and airtight."

Eventually the scientists unearthed the final layer to reveal a small hole.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: eldiablo; elzotz; fingerfood; godsgravesglyphs; guatemala; ladyfingers; mayan; mayans; zotz
Myans: The inventors of finger-food.
1 posted on 08/05/2010 8:56:11 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

There’s a REASON they call it “El Zotz”.


2 posted on 08/05/2010 8:57:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Lady fingers?............


3 posted on 08/05/2010 8:58:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Mikey_1962

All cultures are equal ...


4 posted on 08/05/2010 8:59:56 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


5 posted on 08/05/2010 9:03:51 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Mikey_1962

Neil Young:

“they offered life in sacrifice, so that others could go on”

[from “Cortez the Killer” ]


6 posted on 08/05/2010 9:04:00 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Mikey_1962

IBEZ: In Before El Zotz


7 posted on 08/05/2010 9:06:34 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yes, another reason to CELEBRATE DIVERSITY! /s.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 9:06:59 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: mbarker12474

Here the romanticized view of all this:

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
And the palace in the sun.
On the shore lay Montezuma
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls he often wandered
With the secrets of the worlds.
And his subjects gathered ‘round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see.
And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So that others could go on.
Hate was just a legend,
War was never known.
People worked together
And they lifted many stones.
Then they carried them to the flatlands
But they died along the way
Then they built up with their bare hands
What we still can’t do today.
And I know she’s living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can’t remember where
Or how I lost my way.
He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer.

[Neil Young, “Cortez the Killer”]


9 posted on 08/05/2010 9:06:59 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Mikey_1962

10 posted on 08/05/2010 9:09:18 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mikey_1962

A super find. Very rare intact tomb.


11 posted on 08/05/2010 9:11:18 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: eCSMaster

Mayan zots must have been especially gruesome affairs.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 9:11:39 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: mbarker12474

Neil Young has been a major squish head for four decades. Notice he isn’t down there living in Chiapas with all the wonderful sacrificers.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 9:13:33 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mbarker12474

Never heard that song. Wow. Human sacrifice is ok? Yikes....


14 posted on 08/05/2010 9:15:19 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Mikey_1962

They lowered a bare lightbulb into the hole, and suddenly Houston saw “an explosion of color in all directions — reds, greens, yellows.” It was a royal tomb filled with organics that Houston says he’d never seen before: pieces of wood, textiles, and thin layers of painted stucco.

“When we opened the tomb, I poked my head in and there was still, to my astonishment, a smell of putrification and a chill that went to my bones,” Houston said. “The chamber had been so well sealed, for over 1600 years, that no air and little water had entered.”

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This is a marvelous find, and an absolutely horrible biohazard.


15 posted on 08/05/2010 9:15:38 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Our civilization will yield thousands of metal drums filled with decomposing fetuses and infants, and graves with plastic penile implants and silicone bubbies.

Future archaeologists will wonder: “Just before they all killed each other, why did the Mur I’kanz sacrifice their progeny at they same time they worshipped procreation?


16 posted on 08/05/2010 9:19:00 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: Mikey_1962

There is something curious about this discovery. I just can’t put my finger on it. Maybe if I had more info I could sink my teeth into, I could figure it out........


17 posted on 08/05/2010 9:23:32 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (My problem with aging is I tend to forget things. Also, I've found that I tend to forget things.)
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To: La Lydia

neil would make an excellent blood sacrifice.

LLS


18 posted on 08/05/2010 9:26:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: rdl6989

Yes, their sacrificial practies were gruesome to say the least. The women pierced their tongues with spiny branches; the men pierced something else using manta ray stingers. Also, they tore out their enemies’ fingernails before sacrificing them and ripping out their hearts. Here is a picture of the female form of the sacrifice. I will spare you the other.

http://womanruler.com/xoc.html


19 posted on 08/05/2010 9:27:32 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Mikey_1962
I guess this is what happened when Mayocare was instituted and the Mayo Security went bankrupt.
20 posted on 08/05/2010 9:28:09 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Psalm 144

Yes ... there is little difference in the worship of “ba’al”, of “tlaloc”, and of “convenience”.


21 posted on 08/05/2010 9:28:15 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Stays crunchy in milk and provides 8000% of the USDA minimum daily requirements for calcium. Along with fresh human spleen and peyote, part of a complete balanced breakfast.


22 posted on 08/05/2010 9:32:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Robinson

“The 1,600-year-old tomb was discovered on May 29 beneath the El Diablo pyramid in the city of El Zotz.”

PING! ( : >)


23 posted on 08/05/2010 9:33:30 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: La Lydia

Thanks for the link!


24 posted on 08/05/2010 9:36:24 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Psalm 144

“Did King Tut’s Tomb really unleash a curse? New findings are showing that bacteria on the wall of the tomb might have been the cause of the curse. The bacteria would release spores into the air allowing it to be breathed. This in turn caused people who came into contact with these spores to become ill.”

http://www.kingtutone.com/tutankhamun/curse/


25 posted on 08/05/2010 9:39:11 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Mikey_1962

Ah - the people who love and revere savages. Peaceful tolerant cannibals who brutally murdered innocent people.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 9:42:14 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Mikey_1962
blood-red bowls containing human fingers and teeth, all wrapped in some kind of organic substance ...

When Mayans invite you for supper, they really mean it!

27 posted on 08/05/2010 9:50:42 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: mbarker12474

Actually contrary to popular belief, Mayan civilization was long gone hundreds of years before the Spanish arrived in the New World...

That’s one thing that makes them fascinating, as they appear to have burned out completely on their own. The more we learn about them too, the more perverted and bloody they appear.

Even so, colonial Spanish brutality, while terrible was much more humane to the existing peoples than that of the then existing civilizations of the Aztec in Central America, or the Inca in South America.


28 posted on 08/05/2010 10:16:54 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Ah - the people who love and revere savages. Peaceful tolerant cannibals who brutally murdered innocent people

They never invented the wheel but sure knew how to throw a party.... so long as you are not the guest of honor.

29 posted on 08/05/2010 10:18:56 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Yehuda

“in the city of El Zotz”

Would that be located in the state of El Freerepublic?

I heard rumors Jim was old, but holy smokes!


30 posted on 08/05/2010 10:37:17 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Mikey_1962
Future archeologists will exclaim even more emphatic, unbelieving horror when they unearth our abortion clinics.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

31 posted on 08/05/2010 1:10:41 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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32 posted on 08/05/2010 8:37:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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