Human Sacrifice

Mesoamerican pyramids Facts
Mesoamerican pyramids Facts
Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, with over 150, inhabitants at its peak. At Teotihuacan, we can find some of the largest buildings ever erected in the New World. Teotihuacan‘s city layout strangely resembles a computer circuit board with two large processor chips– the…
Mesoamerican timeline
Mesoamerican timeline
Mesoamerica is archaeologically defined as the geographical area of central and southern Mexico and other parts of Central America such as Guatemala, where numerous ancient states emerged after long periods of established farming practices in more primitive village cultures. The most famous people group…
Did Mayans sacrifice human
Did Mayans sacrifice human
Mayans did not practice human sacrifice as often as the Aztecs, as their ceremonial sacrifices usually involved slaughtering animals, such as jaguars, dogs, deer or parrots. Religious and political leaders also performed ritual bloodletting from their own body parts, such as the ears and tongue. The…
Aztec VS Mayans
Aztec VS Mayans
Aztec Calendar Sun Stone The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The calendar consisted of a 365-day…
Mayan Aztec and Inca
Mayan Aztec and Inca
The early civilizations of Central and South America paid careful attention to their personal cleanliness and created many different ornaments to beautify the body. Decoration among all Central and South American groups indicated social rank. The Aztecs took this idea very seriously and punished anyone…
Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
It has long been a matter of contention: Was the Aztec and Mayan practice of human sacrifice as widespread and horrifying as the history books say? Or did the Spanish conquerors overstate it to make the Indians look primitive? In recent years archaeologists have been uncovering mounting physical evidence…
Mayan civilization human sacrifice
Mayan civilization human sacrifice
Each year in Dahomey (now known as Ghana) within West Africa, there was a large celebration that involved gift-giving discussion amongst leaders and, incidentally, large amounts of human sacrifice. Many slaves of the area were killed at this time, along with war captives and criminals, to honor the deceased…
Rise, Fall
Rise, Fall
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It blows the mind of Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. every time he thinks about Colin Kaepernick being a backup quarterback at San Francisco. Ginn was with the 49ers during the 2012 season when Kaepernick almost single-handedly led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII…
Mayans VS Aztecs
Mayans VS Aztecs
Some of the weirdest, longest wars around have been on the other side of the Big River, but for some reason most American war nerds would rather read about Eurasian battles. Not sure why, except I remember when I was growing up, Mexico just seemed like a depressing place. That was because us gringos…