In 2006, a raider was acid for antiques during an ancient Mayan archaeological site when his hands slipped off a wire he was holding onto and he fell 60 feet to a bottom of a cave. He landed on a raise of tellurian bones.
Ten years later, a investigate resolved that those skeleton were ruins of tellurian sacrifices, and many of them belonged to children. Researchers have even connected a array to an ancient child trafficking ring.
When a raider looking to obstacle some artifacts fell into this cave, he detected that a building was lonesome with 9,566 tellurian bones. The Belizean Mennonite who detected a raider named a cavern “Mitnacht Schreknis Heel,” that means “Midnight Terror Cave” in a Plautdietsch language.
Nearly 10,000 skeleton uncover Midnight Terror Cave lived adult to a name: https://t.co/GO4iOMz6SU pic.twitter.com/gcjTNMcAqX
— Science News (@ScienceNews) Apr 20, 2016
Researchers during Cal State dynamic that a array was combined 3,000 years ago. Over a 1,500-year period, 144 bodies were thrown into a cave. Most belonged to children between a ages of 6 and 14.
Children’s skeleton from “Midnight Terror” cavern yield archaeological justification for Mayan tellurian trafficking?
— Human Osteology (@HumanOsteoIntro) Apr 5, 2015
Cut outlines on a skeleton suggested that a children were victims of tellurian scapegoat who were many expected killed in a name of Chaac, a Mayan God of rumble and rain. The Mayans believed that if they offering him tellurian lives, he would finish droughts.
Sure enough, when researchers looked into it, there were 8 vital droughts in a segment during that duration in history.
When a teeth were examined, scientists detected that nothing of a sacrificed people were indeed from Belize, that means that a children were expected trafficked to a area.
(via Mysterious Universe / The Daily Mail)
It turns out that while many cultures trust that gods hang out in a sky, a Mayans believed that their gods lived in caves, that is because they left their offerings in caverns like this one. Unfortunately, when reduction heartless gifts stopped throwing a eyes of this deity, Mayans took distant some-more extreme measures to get his attention.