Chichen Itza – Wall of Skulls

The very much intact and finely carved heads along the WALL OF SKULLS (Tzompantli). Ritual human sacrifices on a large scale were introduced to the Mayas by the Toltecs (some introduction!).  Throughout my early education, I learned and recall much about the Mayans and the Aztecs, but nothing about the Toltecs. According to recent research though, while the Toltecs eventually obliterated the Mayans, apparently the Aztecs destroyed the Toltecs – what goes around comes around…

 

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