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Grisly discovery of sacrificed Women and Children revealed in Aztec Skull Tower!

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6m Dec 14, 2020
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In our segment of history today I go over the latest gruesome archaeological discover of women and children sacrificed and used to build a tower of skulls in the Aztec Empire.

Guardian description: Archaeologists have unearthed new sections of an Aztec tower of human skulls dating back to the 1400s beneath the center of Mexico City.

The team has uncovered the facade and eastern side of the tower, as well as 119 human skulls of men, women and children, adding to hundreds previously found, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (Inah) announced on Friday.

The tower, approximately five meters (16.4ft) in diameter, was first discovered in 2017, and the latest discoveries were made in March.

It is believed to be part of the Huey Tzompantli, a huge array of skulls that struck fear into the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city under Hernán Cortés in 1521.

Tower of human skulls reveals grisly scale to archaeologists in Mexico City
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/11/mexico-templo-tower-of-skulls-archaeologists-aztec

BBC Article Aztec skull tower: Archaeologists unearth new sections in Mexico City

: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-55283313

CNN: Archaeologists discover over 100 skulls at Aztec site in Mexico City
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/mexico-city-tower-of-skulls-trnd/index.html

Tzompantli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzompantli

Attribution: Zanna Fomokina
Ancient History - Aztec, British Museum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssG9jzrrenM&t=38s

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