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9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

#3. The ritual of sacrifice

The ritual of sacrifice - 9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

The Festival Of Aztec world unfolded at the great pyramid and laid down over a sacrificial stone. A priest would stand over him, holding a knife with a blade of volcanic glass. That blade would come down upon the victim’s chest and break it open, and the priest would tear out his still-beating heart. The lifeless body would be rolled down the steps of the pyramid, where butchers were waiting below to dismember the body piece by piece.

2 thoughts on “9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

  • January 3, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    Aztec women must have WEPT at the sight of this!

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  • January 3, 2017 at 9:49 am
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    Had he raised a fuss about being sacrificed, though,
    Aztec women would have branded him as a coward!

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