Skull Rack and Towers found in Mexico City

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The Mexica, people/government (sub-group of Aztec in the Mexico city area), who were there until the Conquistadors took over in 1521, did a lot of human sacrifice and racked up the skulls and made "towers" of them in front of a pyramid with two temples on top of it.

This was noted by the Conquistadors, but the site was built over and lost.
The claims of the Conquistadors were questioned, until recently when they were rediscovered.
Long Science mag news article here with pictures and a video.
 

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Pretty gruesome, I don't know how archeologists survive this without getting PTSD.
 
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The archeologists are only dealing with the bones.
The priests were cutting out hearts, cutting off heads, etc.
Of course they were true believers.
 
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But the archeologists might still get nightmares as they understand the true brutality of it and the nightmares could lead to PTSD.
 

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