Ancient Aztec Carvings?

The big news out of Mexico is the discovery of 23 carved stones dating back to the pre-Christopher Columbus days.

Ancient Aztec Carvings?

The stones, which are of Aztec origin, depict numerous myths including an ancient cosmic war that gave birth to the moon and stars. Here’s more on these strange Aztec carvings from Past Horizons:

A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back over 550 years were discovered by archaeologists in front of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City, with carvings illustrating Aztec myths including the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli.

The sculpted images are carved on slabs of tezontle (a volcanic rock) and feature depictions of serpents, captives and warriors. They also feature other figures relating to the mythological origins of Aztec civilization.

…The stone carvings focus on the myths of Huitzilopochtli’s birth and the beginning of the Holy War. Raul Barrera from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said they had been “placed facing what was the centre of Huitzilopochtli worship and can be dated back to the fourth stage of the Great Temple’s construction (1440-1469)”…

(See Aztec Carvings Tell Story of Cosmic Battle for the rest)

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