A CREEPY tower of skulls harvested from human sacrifices has been unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City.The chilling find has raised new questions about the grisly practice in the Aztec Empire after women and children were found among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the round structure near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City.And the grim structure may contain even more remains as the base has yet to be unearthed.The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls that struck fear into the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city.The severed heads of captured warriors adorned tzompantli, or skull racks, have been found in a number of Mesoamerican cultures before the Spanish conquest. But the archaeological dig in the bowels of old Mexico City that began in 2015 suggests that picture was not complete.”We were expecting just men, obviously young men, as warriors would be, and the thing about the women and children is that you’d think they wouldn’t be going to war,”… Read full this story
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