Severed Heads Were Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mexico

Posted February 8, 2013 by & filed under Mexico.

Archaeologists find more than 150 skulls that were sacrificed to the rain gods. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of more than 150 skulls from an ancient shrine in central Mexico—evidence of one of the largest mass sacrifices of humans in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. The skulls, many facing east, lay beneath a crude, slightly elevated mound of… Read more »

Mexico's Mayas Face December 21 Predictions With Calm

Posted December 17, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching it with calm and equanimity — the people whose ancestors supposedly made the December 21 predictions in the first place. Mexico’s 800,000 Mayas are not the sinister, secretive, apocalypse-obsessed race they’ve been made out to be. In their… Read more »

Cancun Maya Museum Opens

Posted November 25, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

A $15 million museum has opened in Cancun, just in time for the end of the world. If some interpretations of the Mayan calendar are correct, the world will come to a screeching halt Dec. 21. So consider the debut of Cancun’s Maya Museum not only a tribute to the ancient civilization that once occupied… Read more »