Human sacrifices were also made apart from animals to the God #aztec #mexico #history

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Conducted at specially dedicated temples on the top of large pyramids such as at Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan, sacrifices were most often carried out by stretching the victim over a special stone, cutting open the chest and removing the heart using an obsidian or flint knife.

Victims could also be sacrificed in a more elaborate process where a single victim was made to fight a gladiatorial contest against a squad of hand-picked warriors. Naturally, the victim had no possibility to survive this ordeal or even inflict any injury on his opponents as not only was he tied to a stone platform (temalacatl) but his weapon was usually a feathered club while his opponents had vicious razor-sharp obsidian swords (macuauhuitl).

Source: http://www.ancient.eu/Aztec_Sacrifice/, https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/51-historical-facts-that-are-totally-messed-up?utm_term=.ne9bREERG9#.ue6Z5kk5pl