Re: human sacrifices

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Sat, 25 May 1996 04:04:07 +0000

On 25 May 96 at 13:54, mike shupp wrote:

> On Sat, 25 May 1996, John Pastore wrote:
> > Where do you get your evidence that the
> > Aztecs sacrificed 80,000, or even 20,000, or even 200 people at
> > once?
> Conquistadors and Prescott. Was it del Castillo (sorry, I'm
> without reference material right now) who said something on the
> order of "I saw no less than 300,000 skulls in these pyramids. I
> say this again less I be disbelieved: no less than 300,000
> skulls."

You mean Bernal del Castillo? As in the "Conquest of New Spain"? If
I remember right (the book is not readily available here) he mentions
that as hearsay --nothing more. Prescott? Was he a Conquistador?

Anyone out there got that book handy?

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")

"A teepee is a pyramid, isn't it?"