The tragic misunderstanding due to cargo cults

In some cases, these representations (see here) led to tragic consequences. So, it is returned as the ancient gods were perceived appearance on the American continent of the first Europeans.

"They welcomed us as if we came from the sky"- Wrote in his diary Christopher Columbus after his meeting with the natives of one of the islands of the Bahamian archipelago in 1492. Subsequently, a handful of adventurers, conquistadors led by Cortés and Pizarro, was able in a short time crush, drown in the blood and plunder the two big

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Archaeologists have found in the center of Mexico City images from the Aztecs

February 15, 2012 21:59

Scientists have discovered the stone slabs that decorated the city during the Aztecs. Pictures tell the story of God of War Huitzilopochtli.

Aztecs — nation of central Mexico. They reached number one and a half million people. Their civilization had a significant cultural heritage and rich, well-developed mythology. The state capital was the city of Tenochtitlan, which was located near Lake Texcoco. Now this place is the city of Mexico.

In the heart of Mexico City archaeologists still find items left over from ancient times. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported

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Fans of the sun

In 1492, Christopher Columbus in search of routes from Europe to India was opened in the Western Hemisphere, called the West Indies. This was a turning point in the existence of an ancient culture of Native Americans. Inca state in what is now Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

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By the early 16th century, the Incas were able

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Mexico: 500-year-old barelfy reveal the secrets of the Aztecs

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In Mexico, discovered ancient bas-reliefs, to shed light on the many mysteries of the Aztec civilization. At the site of one of the temples in the center of Mexico City, scientists have found 14 stone slabs with the image of the calendar, as well as the gods

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From the point of view of science — Who Killed the Aztecs? watch online

The Aztecs have a notorious reputation as a people to commit human sacrifice, but 500 years ago, a terrible threat to kill up to eighty percent of the indigenous population in the fields of death in North America. Most of the people believe that the Aztecs were killed as a result of unparalleled historical action, from Old World diseases, which brought the Spanish invaders. Now studies give us a very different explanation of this human catastrophe. If a brand-new theory is correct, the fate of the Aztecs could happen again … 20 in the first century.

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Signs and death of the Aztec Empire

In the decade before the landing of Cortez in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, appeared in the night sky of fire, like the dawn, the pyramid. At dawn phenomenon disappeared. Soon the temple of the god of fire broke out and he was almost put out — in the ancient structure to burst lightning. The sky color is often seen mirages — unusually dressed bearded men riding on some strange animals (horses were unknown to the Aztecs). Clerics urged the people to prepare for the bad …

Thus, the events of the conquest of the Aztecs nebyli unexpected. Montezuma

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Aztecs for centuries: ancestors and early history

The Aztecs, the creators of the famous state, also known as tenochki or Mexica, were one of the many peoples who inhabited ancient Mexico before the Spanish conquest. However, when the first Europeans (first conquistadors, then missionaries and officials) met with their past, it was found that the Aztecs and their neighbors are not the original inhabitants of the valley of Mexico. Of the extremely controversial drevnemeksikanskih historical chronicles, whose content sometimes semi-legendary, and in some parts of the purely mythological character (as noted by many scholars), the following picture.

Once, in mythical times (at least, this was

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In Aztec temple found signs outlining the myth of Huitzilopochtli

February 16, 2012 23:24

Great Temple of Tenochtitlan (Figure Miguel Covarrubias).

A total of 23 stone tablets with thread, illustrating the myth of the birth of the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli and the sun and the start of a holy war, were discovered by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico in front of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City.

Tablets from volcanic rock tesontl richly illustrated designs, snakes, prisoners, soldiers, and other images. The find is of great value, for the first time on the sacred territory Tenochtitalana found something iconographic,

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