Archaeologists are trying to figure out where these people were and when they were sacrificed.
About the tower of human skulls in Tenochtitlan, the Foundation of which was built in Mexico city, wrote the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. However, despite the written evidence, scientists have long doubted the real existence of tzompantli.
Conquistadors destroyed the sanctuary in 1521. But until that time local residents regularly gathered at the Templo Mayor (Great Temple) where the priests tore beating heart and a masterful one accurate shot between two cervical vertebrae were obuslavlivaet body. They removed the scalp, and only then did the holes in the base of the skull to impose it on a pole, like thousands of other bones in the accounts of Huitzilopochtli.
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These long bundles of skulls then became part of tzompantli — giant rack, length 35 m, width 14 m and 4 m tall. Months later, the skull that had begun to smolder, the priests were removed and placed in one of two towers on two sides framing tzompantli.
The Aztecs believed that human sacrifices to feed the gods and ensure future existence of the world.
Archaeologists from the National Institute of anthropology and history of Mexico found tzompantli after 20 pits dug at random and dismantled basalt plate of the early colonial period. Some found several thousand skulls and holes for the struts, which allowed them to estimate the size of the ancient structure.
Now they hope to learn where these people were and when they were sacrificed.
Recall that the Mexican archaeologists discovered the world of the Aztecs at the bottom of a volcanic lake.