December 21, 2020
119 New Human Skulls Uncovered at the Aztec Giant Skull Rack in Mexico City
Archaeologists excavating at the Aztec skull rack in Mexico City have uncovered 119 new human skulls in the structure discovered five years ago. This brings the total of skulls to 600. Three children’s craniums were uncovered in this excavation. The tower of skulls also contains women’s skulls. Skulls were found in smaller racks around the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in a succession of rings.
The larger skull racks was built in three stages between 1486-1502.
Smithsonian Has the report here;
Mike Ruggeri’s Toltecs and Aztecs