ssphinxx:

~ Wall of Skulls ~
Wall of Skulls (Tzompantli), Chichen Itza, Mexico
The Tzompantli structure at Chichén Itzá is a Toltec structure, where  the heads of sacrificial victims were placed. The platform walls of the  Tzompantli have carved reliefs of four different subjects. The primary  subject is the skull rack itself; others show a scene with a human  sacrifice; eagles eating human hearts; and skeletonized warriors with  shields and arrows. 
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ssphinxx:

~ Wall of Skulls ~

Wall of Skulls (Tzompantli), Chichen Itza, Mexico

The Tzompantli structure at Chichén Itzá is a Toltec structure, where the heads of sacrificial victims were placed. The platform walls of the Tzompantli have carved reliefs of four different subjects. The primary subject is the skull rack itself; others show a scene with a human sacrifice; eagles eating human hearts; and skeletonized warriors with shields and arrows.

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nicopolus:

Tzompantli: 50 calaveras intervenidas por 50 artistas a partir del 13 de octubre en @vertigogaleria vía @TCLY #Blogopolus #Arte

Vertigo Galería: http://vertigogaleria.com/

cuadernos-latinoamericanos:

Visite du Museo de Culturas Populares (Musée des cultures populaires) dans le centre de Coyoacán, qui expose une partie de l’exposition collective Tzompantli gráfico, qui regroupe 50 calacas (calaveras : crânes!) réalisées par divers artistes du Mexique et du monde… Des mille manières…

mythologyofblue:

A tzompantli (“skull rack”), associated with the depiction of Aztec temple dedicated to the deity Huitzilopochtli. From the 1587 Aztec manuscript, the Codex Tovar.

mythologyofblue:

A tzompantli (“skull rack”), associated with the depiction of Aztec temple dedicated to the deity Huitzilopochtli. From the 1587 Aztec manuscript, the Codex Tovar.

loveofthepony:

Relief in stucco representing a tzompantli (a skull rack) where the Aztecs displayed the skulls of war captives or sacrificial victims. 

loveofthepony:

Relief in stucco representing a tzompantli (a skull rack) where the Aztecs displayed the skulls of war captives or sacrificial victims. 

oosik:

Wall of Skulls: Chichen Itza, Mexico

This wall is known as tzompantli, meaning “skull wall” in Nahuatl. Even though Nahuatl is the language used by the Aztecs, this Mayan site still borrows the name.

neomexicanismos:

Tzompantli, por Artemio Rodríguez 

http://artemiorodriguez.net

neomexicanismos:

Tzompantli, por Artemio Rodríguez

http://artemiorodriguez.net

skindeeptales:

 by Chronoperates

skindeeptales:

 by Chronoperates

sydcheshirecat:

www.sydcheshirecat.tumblr.com
sambonilla1:

Somos seres infinitos.

sambonilla1:

Somos seres infinitos.

zazoes:

Skull on We Heart It.

zazoes:

Skull on We Heart It.