We would be remiss if we didn’t bring you news of any kind of the discovery of a vast pillar of skulls. And not that lame shit like the catacombs under Paris where they all died of disease – nah, man, we want the shit where they were sacrificed.
And now we’ve got it. A group of archaeologists working in Mexico City have uncovered more than 650 human skulls on the site of what was once the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan – including, surprisingly, the skulls of women and children.
“We were expecting just men, obviously young men, as warriors would be, and the thing about the women and children is that you’d think they wouldn’t be going to war,” said Rodrigo Bolanos, a biological anthropologist who was part of the investigating team.
“Something is happening that we have no record of, and this is really new, a first in the Huey Tzompantli.”
Huey Tzompantli a skull rack believed to have been some 60 metres in diameter which scared the shit out of Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city back in the 16th century. The archaeologists are convinced it is absolutely one of these tzompantlis.
Exactly 676 skulls have been identified. Contemporaneous account claim there were more than ten thousand, and the archaeologists expect to uncover more as they continue digging. My take? That is a lot of skulls – possibly too many.