Mike Ruggeri's Toltec and Aztec World

By Michael Ruggeri | Toltec and Aztec history, archaeology, art, politics.

Mexico's killer quake revealed unknown temple built INSIDE a pyramid

Damage from Mexico's killer quake reveals unknown temple built INSIDE a pyramid<p><b>Pre-Hispanic cultures often built one temple over another,</b> …

Archaeology

Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred …

Archaeology

Depiction of mythical Aztec universe discovered in natural pond near Mexico's Iztaccihuatl volcano

The mirror effect of the pond gives the underwater stone shrine a 'floating' effect.<p>A team of archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a stone shrine …

Exclusive: Aztec golden wolf sacrifice yields rich trove in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire's holiest shrines.<p>The quality and number of golden ornaments is …

Archaeology

Tower of human skulls found in Mexico City dig casts light on Aztec sacrifices

• Archaeologists find more than 650 skulls near site of Templo Mayor<br>• Presence of skulls of women and children is ‘a first’, says scientist<p>A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec empire, after crania of …

Archaeology

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court unearthed in heart of Mexico City

• Discoveries confirm accounts of first Spanish chroniclers to visit Aztec capital<br>• Archaeologists also uncovered 32 sets of human neck bones at the site<p>The remains of a major Aztec temple and a ceremonial ball court have been discovered in downtown Mexico City, shedding new light on the sacred spaces …

Archaeology

Mexico archaeologists find temple to wind god beneath supermarket

• Circular platform was dedicated to Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl<br>• Eight sets of human remains found at site in Tlatelolco area of Mexico City<p>Archaeologists working in Mexico City have uncovered a circular temple built more than 650 years ago to worship a god of wind.<p>It was excavated at a site discovered two …

Archaeology

Sending Smoke Signals to the Gods: Pre-Hispanic Incense Burners Discovered in Mexico

About 30 Pre-Hispanic perfume or incense burners (sahumadores) have been discovered by archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and …

Mystery of the gruesome Aztec skull masks solved

Mystery of the gruesome Aztec skull masks solved: Decorated remains found outside Mexican temple belong to slain warriors<p><b>Human skull masks were made</b> …

Did Aztec rulers sacrifice their STAFF? Bones reveals victims may have served the local elite before being killed at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlán

Did Aztec rulers sacrifice their STAFF? Bones reveals victims may have served the local elite for years before being killed at the Great Temple of …

Evidence of pulque god found at Tlaxcala archaeological site

The Zultépec-Tecoaque archaeological site in Tlaxcala, an active dig for almost 25 years, keeps surprising archaeologists with its formerly hidden …

Excavation of Mexican site reveals decapitation of conquistadors

MEXICO CITY — Excavations at the site of one of the Spanish conquistadors' worst defeats in Mexico are yielding new evidence about what happened when …

Archaeology

MIKE RUGGERI'S TOLTECS AND AZTECS

Mexico finds 'main' skull rack at Aztec temple complex

Massive 'trophy rack' of human skulls found in Mexico's Aztec temple complex alongside circle of heads that ALL face into the centre of a mysterious …

Ancient Cannibals Smothered Their Meals in Bone-Staining Spices

We know that, over history, humans have eaten each other. But we now know more about how ancient cannibals liked to dine: They spent lots of time …

Toltecs

Tula

<b>Tula</b> may refer to:<p>Antarctica[edit]<p>Tula Mountains<br>• Tula Point<p>India[edit]<p>Tulā, a solar month in the traditional Indian calendar<p>Iran[edit]<p>Tula, Iran, a …

Toltec Empire

According to Mesoamerican historiography, the <b>Toltec Empire,[3] Toltec Kingdom</b>[4] or <b>Altepetl Tollan</b>[1] was a political entity in Mexico. It existed …

Toltec

The <b>Toltec culture</b> (/ˈtɒltɛk/) is an archaeological Mesoamerican culture that dominated a state centered in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico in the early …

Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins, Hidalgo, Mexico. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, Reviews.

<b>Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins</b><p><b>Near Tula de Allend, Hidalgo, Mexico<br>Travel & Tour<br>Pictures, Photos<br>Information, Images, Reviews.</b><p><b>George & Eve</b> …

Chapter 10

<b>Chapter 10</b><p><b>Dawn in the Desert: The Rise of the Toltecs</b><p><b>THE CHICHIMEC WORLD</b><p>Mexico's geographic location within the trade wind belt means that most of …

Quetzalcoatl

This article is about a Mesoamerican deity. For the giant pterosaur, see Quetzalcoatlus. For other uses, see Quetzalcoatl</b> …

Building Four: a Palace in Tula Grande, the Lodging of the Toltec King

Building Four: a Palace in Tula Grande, the Lodging of the Toltec King <br>Translation of the Spanish by Eduardo Williams <br>Vea este informe en …

FAMSI © 2005 - Enrique Florescano

Quetzalcóatl. Metaphors and Images <br>Translation of the Spanish by Alex Lomónaco <br>Vea este informe en Español.<p>Research Year: 2000 <br>Culture: Teotihuacán …

Sculptural-Iconographic Catalogue of Tula, Hidalgo: The Stone Figures

Sculptural-Iconographic Catalogue of Tula, Hidalgo: The Stone Figures <br>Translation of the Spanish by Eduardo Williams <br>Vea este informe en …

Aztec

For other uses, see Aztec (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Aztecs</b> (/ˈæztɛk/) were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic …

The Aztec Empire

Aztec Empire

John Pohl's Mesoamerica - The Aztecs pg. 1

THE AZTECS: BEGINNINGS<p>The Chichimecs<p>The name “Aztec” is not really indigenous, although it does have a cultural basis. It was first proposed by a …