A visit to the Teotihuacán Pyramids
- Posted on [December 16, 2007 ] @ 3:57 pm
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This morning I visited the Teotihuacán Pyramids, just outside of Mexico City. The architecture, planning, and engineering is amazing considering this was built in 200 BC and still stands today. Something I couldn’t stop thinking about when walking through the ruins is that the Aztecs used to sacrific people in this exact spot. From Wikipedia
bq. “Teotihuacános practiced human sacrifice. Human bodies and animal sacrifices have been found during excavations of the pyramids at Teotihuacán; it is believed that when the buildings were expanded, sacrifices were made to dedicate the new building. The victims were probably enemy warriors captured in battle and then brought to the city to be ritually sacrificed so the city could prosper. Some were decapitated, some had their hearts removed, others were killed by being hit several times over the head and some were even buried alive.”
Here is a photo I took of the Pyramid of the Sun, which is the third largest pyramid in the world.