Most Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries In History

Ancient Aztecs Sacrifices

1. Ancient Aztecs Sacrifices

It is said that as part of the Aztecs Empire rituals, the Aztecs used to sacrifice people to Huitzilopochtli, a God of warlike aspects. The victim used to be placed on a sacrificial stone. These sacrifices used to be severely brutal as the priest tore the body apart in order to extract the “still-beating” heart.

The brutality was discovered through many archaeological expeditions, however, it became a headline again in 2004 when a discovery outside of Mexico City found and fished out a number of decapitated and mutilated bodies of humans as well as animals. The corpses gave a clear message of just how barbarous these sacrifices were.

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