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We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures

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Inca researcher: “There is something in their way of thinking that is very alien to us”

(Nautilus) “I don’t think any of us living today can comprehend the violence of worship in the Mexica culture (or Aztecs, as they are more popularly known), which I’ve written about for Archaeology. The Mexica waged war not principally to defeat rival states or gain territory, but to gather warm bodies for human sacrifice. Prisoners were hustled up to the temple summit, where a priest would carve out their hearts and drop them into a cavity in a stone eagle..” Continue reading

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