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Chichen Itza - Wall of Skulls

Chichen Itza - Wall of Skulls Geography Social Studies History Visual Arts

This wall of skulls (Tzompantli), at Chichen Itza, is outside the great ball court.  Scholars believe that human beings were sacrificed on this platform (which was likely built between 1050-1200 A.D.), with their heads left on display following their gruesome deaths. 

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Media Credits

Information regarding the wall of skulls from Cancun & Cozumel, Including the Riviera Maya, by Gary Chandler and Liza Prado.

 

 

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