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Isotope Analysis of Maya Mass Grave Reveals Brutal Ritual

December 12, 2019 - General
After the bodies had been dismembered, the body parts were placed at the bottom of an artificial water reservoir and covered with large stone blocks. Source: © Nicolaus Seefeld.

Several years ago, Maya archaeologists from the University of Bonn found the bones of about 20 people at the bottom of a water reservoir in the former Maya city of Uxul, in what is now Mexico. They had apparently been killed and dismembered about 1,400 years ago. 


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