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Mexico's Pyramid of Death
OCTOBER 2006
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Headless Warriors
Photograph by Jesús Eduardo López Reyes

Teotihuacan's military dominated portions of Mesoamerica with brutal force. Beneath excavation co-director Saburo Sugiyama lie the remains of ten men from about A.D. 300. Probably prisoners of war, they were made eternally submissive: With their hands tied behind them and stripped of all ornamentation, they were beheaded and thrown in a heap.



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