Gruesome discovery in Mexico: In a temple of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan Ruins in Mexico researchers have discovered the severed head of a man. You suspect that the place hides more offerings.
At the foot of the world famous Templo Mayor in Mexico City, scientists have discovered a human sacrifice. The severed head was embedded in a vessel, said the National Institute of Anthropology and History (Inah) with. The offering was 500 years old, according to estimates.
Presumably, it was stated that the people killed by a young prisoner of war who had been beheaded to honor the gods, said the archaeologist Salvador Guilliem. In the coming weeks should be clarified with further excavations, whether it is a single offering or a part of a larger arrangements.
The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. He was widely extended in several stages until its destruction by the Spaniards in 1521 and was the religious, political and economic center of the empire.
In the spring of archaeologists had discovered in the pyramids of Teotihuacan near Mexico City three previously unknown secret chambers. As the Inah announced that a robot had penetrated into the interior of a pyramid and came across the room. It could be the grave of the former upper chambers of Teotihuacán.
If the areas prove to be grave chambers, part of the ritual life of Teotihuacán can be elucidated.