In Mexico found coiled disposal 2500 years ago
During excavations in Tlalpan area of greater Mexico city, archaeologists discovered the burial, made over 2,500 years ago.
During excavations in Tlalpan area of greater Mexico city, archaeologists discovered the burial, made over 2,500 years ago. More than ten people were buried simultaneously in a round the grave, their bodies were connected and located in a spiral, according to the website of the National Institute of anthropology and history. According to archaeologists, such a burial for the first time — it was probably a previously unknown ritual practice.
On the territory of Tlalpan are the ruins of the ancient city in the valley of Mexico, Cuicuilco. People lived there 1400 years BC. The settlement emerged near a large religious center which thrived in the 700-150 BC, and in the II century BC the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Archeologists have found here building fortifications, irrigation canals and terraces for growing crops.
On the outskirts of the village was discovered 18 pits in conical shape, which presumably was used for storage or as a grave. In 2017, the excavations continued for five months, the archaeologists found 20 conical pits. Six of them were used as tombs. The scientists also found a hole with a diameter of about two meters, which was simultaneously buried more than 10 people.
According to anthropologist Lucia Lopez Mahii (Lucía López Mejía), today they were able to identify the skeletons of ten people. One of them was male, the other female; the gender of the remaining deaths are still unknown. Almost all the dead were young people, among them was a child aged 3-5 years and a month baby. Judging by the nature of the burial, it was a ritual. The bodies of the dead were connected with one another and lying in a spiral. So, the hands of one individual lying on the back of another, and the head of the third chest fourth. Two of them were intentionally deformed skulls, some damaged teeth. As burial gifts to the dead is offered to the pots and bowls; some in the hands of invested ceramic spheres or stones.
Last year archaeologists found in Central Mexico city of Aztec “tower of skulls”. Presumably, the building was part of the “great wall”, in which the Aztecs were buried the skulls of prisoners of war.