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Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin site
Racks known as “tzompantli” were where the Aztecs displayed the severed heads of sacrifice victims on wooden poles pushed through the sides of the skull. The poles were suspended horizontally on vertical posts. Eduardo Matos, an archaeologist at the ...
Experts Unearth Aztec Skull Rack In Mexico City: Huey Tzompantli Serves As
The pre-Hispanic rack, dubbed Huey Tzompantli, has appeared in Codex Duran illustrations, as well as in manuscripts of the Codices Matritenses during the latter half of the 16th century in New Spain.
Gruesome Aztec 'Skull Rack' Uncovered In Mexico City
So far, at least 35 skulls have been found at Mexico City's Templo Mayor Aztec site, but archaeologists believe there may be many more still to be uncovered, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a news release.
Archaeologists Discover Aztec Ritual Skulls Under Mexico City's Subway
According to the archaeologists, the skulls were part of a structure called a Tzompantli, which translates roughly to "skull banner," a rack where skulls (sometimes many thousands of them) taken from ritual sacrifice victims would be stored and displayed.
Conquistadors sacrificed and eaten by Aztec-era people, archaeologists say
Spanish conquistadors, women, children and horses were imprisoned for months, sacrificed and eaten by contemporaries of the Aztecs, archaeologists report after unveiling new research from ruins near Mexico City. Although Spanish chroniclers including ...

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