Human Sacrifice In Aztec Culture

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The Aztecs were great workers who ruled an empire in tenochtitlan from 1350 to 1519. From the Capital city of Mexico. Presently the site of modern day Is Mexico City, the Aztecs had many achievements two things most known for include their farming method and use of human sacrifice. However, historians should emphasize the role of human sacrifice in Aztec culture."First of all, it was the led of the Aztecs expanding their empire because, the Aztec civilization which flourished Mesoamerica between 1345 and 1521 CE has gained an infamous reputation for bloodthirsty human sacrifice with lurid tales of the beating heart being ripped from the still-conscious victim, decapitation, skinning and dismemberment. All of these things did happen but it is important…show more content…
"According to Document ( D ), there description was very different from modern- day history because in modern- day didn't do sacrifice and kill people. Now what they do for the bad people is just that they take them to jail and let them die in it. There's no doubt that it would have struck fear in the hearts of the natives that were not in the empire, and perhaps terrified the people in the empire as well. Surely the consolidation and power, not to mention wealth, was in mind as the leaders continued to promote the practice. But in the end, the incredible loss of human life would weaken an otherwise powerful nation."There is a connection between territorial expansion and human sacrifice. Document (A) states that the Aztecs purposely left lands alone with their empire for the purpose of having "flower wars " These wars were staged to capture sacrificial warriors. Human sacrifice was practiced to some extent by many peoples in Mesoamerica (and for that matter, around the world) for many centuries. But it was the Aztec empire that really took the ritual to new heights.There were other ways that humans would be sacrificed - shot with arrows, drowned, burned, or otherwise
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