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The Mayan Empire - Days of Old By Jim Heitmeyer
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The crowd would stand at the base of the blood red pyramid awaiting the spectacular event. The heat was unbearable."some 'pro-Indian' currents had always denied this had happened. They said the... More > texts must be lying.'' The Spaniards probably did exaggerate the sheer numbers of victims to justify a supposedly righteous war against idolatry. But there is no longer as much doubt about the nature of the killings. Victims had their hearts cut out or were decapitated, shot full of arrows, clawed, sliced to death, stoned, crushed, skinned, buried alive or tossed from the tops of temples. Children were said to be frequent victims, in part because they were considered pure and unspoiled. "Many people said, The reader will also learn just how smart these ancient people were and the hardships they endured.< Less