Some conquistadors wrote about the tzompantli and its towers, estimating that the rack alone contained 130,000 skulls. But historians and archaeologists knew the conquistadors were prone to exaggerating the horrors of human sacrifice to demonize the Mexica culture. As the centuries passed, scholars began to wonder whether the tzompantli had ever existed.
Archaeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) here can now say with certainty that it did. Beginning in 2015, they discovered and excavated the remains of the skull rack and one of the towers underneath a colonial period house on the street that runs behind Mexico City’s cathedral
Δυστυχῶς, ἐνῶ ἔγινε ἡ -ἔστω, σὲ ἀκαδημαϊκὸ ἐπίπεδο- ἀπομυθοποίηση τῶν προκολομβιανῶν πολιτισμῶν, μὲ τοὺς Ἄραβες καὶ τὸ Ἰσλὰμ δὲν φαίνεται νὰ προλαβαίνει ἡ Δύση νὰ κάνει τὸ ἴδιο. Εἶναι, βλέπεις, πολλὰ τὰ λεφτὰ μὲ τοὺς διακινητὲς καὶ τοὺς ἐργοδότες.