A tower of human skulls has discovered underneath the heart of Mexico City. It also raised new questions regarding the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire. There were a number of women and children skulls textured among hundreds pushed in the prohibited structure. Point to be noted that archaeologists have discovered at least 650 human skulls caked in lime and thousands fall of pieces in the cylindrical building near the sits of Templo Mayor. It has been considered one of the major temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (later became the Mexico City). It has been assumed that the tower of skulls was a part of a massive array of skulls “Huey Tzompantli”. It struck fear into the Spanish conquerors when they conquered the city under Hernan Cortes.
The historians mentioned that how the heads of captured warriors detached to decorate Tzompantli or skull racks discovered in various Mesoamerican cultures prior to Spanish invasion. But, the archaeological team discovered a tower of skulls in the bowels of old Mexico City and this digging was started in the year 2015, but the entire digging hasn’t yet completed. A biological anthropologist Rodrigo Bolanos is investigating and indicated that they were just expecting young men as warriors can be, but discovery of women and children skulls has shown most critical situations in those days. One of the archaeologists working at the site said that Metropolitan Cathedral was constructed over the Templo Mayor.