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Skulls from Aztec
sacrificial ritual discovered

Discovery News, by Rossella Lorenzi

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Posted By:STLstudent, 10/9/2012 11:51:01 PM

Archaeologists have unearthed gruesome evidence of brutal Aztec rituals by uncovering 50 skulls and over 250 jaw bones at the Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City). Found at one sacrificial stone below a ceremonial platform called the "cuauhxicalco," the human remains date back more than 500 years and represent the largest number of skulls ever found in one offering. Used in rituals associated with the worship of Mictlantecuhtli, god of death, the skulls were unearthed in different locations: 45 appeared to have just been dumped on top of the stone, while the remaining five

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The day after the American public was once again subjected to tales of evil Europeans coming to the Americas and murdering peaceful, passive natives, it's beneficial to remember that these "Native Americans" were performing human sacrifice. Time to put aside revisionist history, don't you think?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/10/2012 12:04:04 AM     (No. 8921974)

Skulls?
Apparently Aztecs were Muslims.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/10/2012 12:06:55 AM     (No. 8921981)

Actually the Spaniards were a considerable
step up from Aztec rule...
Other tribes in the area helped them...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/10/2012 1:29:58 AM     (No. 8922051)

And all of them were registered to vote Chicago, Detroit, NYC and LA

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/10/2012 1:34:42 AM     (No. 8922053)

But...but...all cultures are equal!! That's what my teachers / priests / politicians / President / movies / television tells me!! And yes, the evil white Europeans committed genocide on the peaceful, noble natives. ...Ugh

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/10/2012 7:24:11 AM     (No. 8922274)

What most people don't realize is the reason why the American indians were nearly wiped out wasn't because of genocide, it was because europeans brought diseases that the indians had no immunity for.

The indians didn't have diseases because they were hunters, not herders.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mythman, 10/10/2012 10:29:27 AM     (No. 8922771)

My understanding, #5, is that syphilis was a gift from the Indians to the invading Europeans.

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