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Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital | Science | AAAS
The fabled/infamous skull display racks (and some of the skulls) from Tenochtitlan have been found.
archaeology  aztecs  religion 
2 hours ago by PeterErwin
Nobody knows what’s inside the newly found massive Egyptian sarcophagus | The Verge
26 Reasons For And Against Opening The Ominous Ancient Black Sarcopahgus. It took about four hours for this fascinating titbit of archaeological news to be turned into a listicle, which is a modern-day curse the Pharaohs could never have imagined. Contains more references to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK than you're likely to find in the Journal of Archaeological Science, but one can always hold out hope.
news  clickbait  history  archaeology  silly 
4 days ago by gominokouhai
A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who's Inside | Science Alert
"It could almost be the start of a new Indiana Jones film." Or the apocalypse. Here's hoping.
history  archaeology  news 
4 days ago by gominokouhai

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