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Old 07-31-2018, 10:02 PM
Location: Canada
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I'm liking the new Irene.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:54 AM
Location: MA/NH
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So creepy!!

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred city of Tenochtitlan, would feed the gods and ensure the continued existence of the world.
And look! Blacks aren't the only victims of slavery...

Gomóz Valdás found that about 75% of the skulls examined so far belonged to men, most between the ages of 20 and 35—prime warrior age. But 20% were women, and 5% belonged to children. Most victims seemed to be in relatively good health before they were sacrificed. "If they are war captives, they aren't randomly grabbing the stragglers," Gómez Valdés says. The mix of ages and sexes also supports another Spanish claim, that many victims were slaves sold in the city's markets expressly to be sacrificed.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:52 AM
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[quote=AntonioR;52298108]Apparently, Mexico City was the center of wholesale human sacrifice at the time of the Aztec Empire and the arrival of the Spanish. A massive sacrifice area that the Spanish conquistadors wrote about and for centuries many people claimed the Spanish invented it to badmouth the natives has now been found, giving credibility to what the Spanish wrote of what they found upon arriving at Mexico.

I can only imagine what went through the minds of the Spanish as they first saw these horrific sights. What could they believe these people were worshiping, after coming from a Christian and Catholic society? Devil worshippers? Infidels? A people devoting themselves to the likeness of the devil?

I personally probably would had been horrified and disgusted with such a scenery and my opinion of the Aztec Empire would had been of the most lowly. I can't even watch a video of human beings being killed, of which there are many of such videos in the internet, let alone be able to watch the sacrifice of hundreds of people or even the remains of thousands of sacrificed people.

According to Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Cortez' troops were not disgusted by the sacfrifices..but by a show that made them puke. What disgusted them the most was that temples or teocalis were painted with blood and the stench, the large drums, the horns,,,it was pure gore...victims were skinned and skin hanged to dry.

Had the victims been burned, like the Inquisition did..

Cortez always wanted to save Tenochtitlan, but la malinche wanted to remove Aztecs and their city from the face of the earth, not to mention Tlascalans, etc.

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Old 08-16-2018, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by miu View Post
And look! Blacks aren't the only victims of slavery...

You do realize there were and are black people in Mexico, right?
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