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Human Skull Tower Reveals New Details About Aztecs

After a human skull tower was discovered in Mexico City, archaeologists are examining the fossils and what they could reveal about the ancient Aztecs. Historians have said that the skulls come from severed heads that were meant to intimidate Spaniards who were trying to take the Aztecs’ land in modern-day Mexico, but among the 676 skulls were those of women and children. “We were expecting just men, obviously young men, as warriors would be, and the thing about the women and children is that you'd think they wouldn't be going to war,” said biological anthropologist Rodrigo Bolanos.