July 7, 2017
Aztec Gold Covered Sacrificed Wolf Uncovered in downtown Mexico City
Mexican archaeologists have uncovered a wolf sacrificed by the Aztec, adorned with a rich array of gold, in downtown Mexico City. 22 pieces have been found including pendants, a nose ring, a chest plate. They were found in a stone box near the Temple Mayor. The wolf was placed over a layer of sacrificial knives. The wolf was facing west and represented the god of war, Huitzilopochtli. Wolves helped guide fallen warriors across a dangerous river in the underworld. The wolf was buried during the reign of Ahuizotl from 1486-1502.
Reuters has the report here with nice photos;http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-archaeology-aztecs-idUSKBN19S1RA
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