By Reuters Staff. The victims of human sacrifice by Mexico's ancient Mayans, who threw children into water-filled caverns, were likely boys and young men not virgin girls as previously believed, archeologists said on Tuesday. The Maya built soaring temples and elaborate palaces in the jungles of Central America and southern Mexico before the Spanish conquest in the early s. The caves served as a source of water for the Mayans and were also thought to be an entrance to the underworld.
Ancient Maya sacrificed boys not virgin girls: study | Reuters
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Ancient Maya sacrificed boys not virgin girls: study
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