A huge pile of human skulls has been found during excavations in Mexico’s capital New Mexico. It is being told that these skulls belong to the era of the 500-year-old Aztec Empire. According to the explorers, these people were sacrificed to build a huge tower in the Aztec Empire. This discovery is being given great attention in the whole world. Many well-known archaeologists of the world are also reaching Mexico to see this discovery.
Tops of 119 people were found in the tower
The tower was discovered during an excavation project in Mexico City. Archaeologists have so far discovered the remains of 119 victims of human sacrifice. The National Institute of Anthropology and History has revealed that the tower is found in the old capital of the Aztec Empire. Those whose remains have been found in this tower include children, men and women.
Sacrifice made to please the gods
According to archaeologist Raul Barrera, we cannot say how many of these people were warriors, perhaps some were imprisoned for sacrificing. These people were killed as gifts to the gods. This structure, which looks like a barrel, is found close to the most famous museum in Mexico City and the Tempo Mayor, the temple of the erstwhile empire.
Remains found in the capital of the Aztec Empire
The city of present-day Mexico City is believed to have been the capital of the Aztec Empire in the olden days. At that time the city was known as Tenochtitlan. Nearly from where this tower of skulls has been found, ancient remains of human bodies have been found in large quantities even earlier. Archaeologists have already found many such towers, which were built between 1486 to 1502.
May be remains of the POWs of the Spanish invasion of 1521
According to historians, when the city was attacked by Spanish king Hernan Cortes in 1521, he built many such buildings. The bodies of soldiers captured in those buildings were picked up. It is likely that these are the remains of the bodies of the same warriors and prisoners of war. The tower where human skulls have been found has a diameter of about 5 meters.