Mystery as 2,400-year-old mutilated remains of nine people and a baby are found 'intertwined in death' in a spiral shape as part of a Mayan burial ritual
The 2,400-year-old Mayan remains of nine young adults and a baby ritually 'intertwined' in death have been found south of Mexico City.
The ten individuals, who had their heads damaged and teeth mutilated, would have been the earliest settlers near what is now Mexico City.
Laid out in a strange spiral shape, the bodies were buried with bowls, pots, basins and some also had ceramics and stones in their hands.
Mayan people had an enormous fear of death and believed that when someone died, it had been because their souls had been stolen by evil spirits.
Scientists hope the discovery may help... read more
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