Pre-Aztec ‘Flayed god’ temple uncovered in Mexico

_105049776_foto3Source: BBC News

Archaeologists in Mexico say they have made an important discovery, uncovering a temple to Xipe Tótec – the pre-Hispanic “Flayed lord”.

Historically, throughout the region, priests paid tribute to the deity by wearing the skin of human sacrifices.

Items relating to the deity were discovered at a site in Puebla state, and believed to date from 900-1150 AD.

Mexican archaeologists say the find may be the earliest dedication to Xipe Tótec discovered in Mexico.

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