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Pile of human skulls. Source: papi8888 / Adobe Stock.

The Dark Discovery of Mexico's Huge Tower of Human Skulls (Video)


Deep within the heart of Mexico City, beneath layers of rubble and dust, lay a dark secret waiting to be unveiled. For years dark tales of a tower of skulls that terrified Spanish Conquistadors were passed down through the generations. Concealed behind a nondescript façade, an eerie structure emerged from the depths of history, shrouded in both fascination and horror. This macabre discovery, known as the tower of human skulls, offers a chilling glimpse into the ancient Aztec empire. Unearthed during restoration work in 2015, archaeologists have painstakingly unearthed over 600 skulls, piecing together the puzzle of its construction and significance.

What was initially believed to be a display of captured warriors took a surprising turn, revealing the unexpected presence of women and children among the remains. This revelation challenged our understanding of Aztec culture, suggesting a more intricate role for these marginalized groups. Dating back to the late 15th century, the enigmatic tower whispers long-held secrets, shedding new light on the rich tapestry of Aztec civilization.

Top image: Pile of human skulls. Source: papi8888 / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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