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The woman, who reportedly showed s of intoxication, entered the El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan on January 3 and the video of the incident is now making the rounds of the internet.
By Reuters Staff. The victims of human sacrifice by Mexico's ancient Mayans, who threw children into water-filled caverns, were likely boys and young men not virgin girls as ly believed, archeologists said on Tuesday.
The Maya built soaring temples and elaborate palaces in the jungles of Central America and southern Mexico before the Spanish conquest in the early s. The caves served as a source of water for the Mayans and were also thought to be an entrance to the underworld.
The other 20 percent were mostly adult men said de Anda, who scuba dives to uncover Mayan jewels and bones. He said children were often thrown alive to their watery graves to please the Mayan rain god Chaac.
Some of the children were ritually skinned or dismembered before being offered to the gods, he said. Archeologists ly believed young female virgins were sacrificed because the remains, which span from around AD until the Spanish colonization, were often found adorned with jade jewelry.
It is difficult to determine the sex of skeletons before they are fully matured, said de Anda, but he believes cultural evidence from Mayan mythology would suggest the young victims were actually male. By Reuters Staff 2 Min Read.