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The site of Cerro Sechin was discovered in 1937.
The site of Cerro Sechin was discovered in 1937.
The handle of a sacrificial knife.
Stone mask of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim.
Shell gorget depicting a flying shaman with a death's head in one hand and a ceremonial mace in the other.
The site of Cerro Sechin was discovered in 1937.
Stone head of a sacrificed man.
Stone figure of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, Aztec, Mexico, c1350-1521. Artist: Werner Forman
Open-mouthed stone mask of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim.
Stone mask of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim.
Beheaded samurai, figure from outside a theatre, Japan, 19th century. Artist: Werner Forman
Open-mouthed stone mask of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim.
Stone mask of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim.
Detail of a page from the Codex Fejervary-Mayer, a ritual codex used as a birth chart.
The site of Cerro Sechin was discovered in 1937.
The handle of a sacrificial knife in the form of a kneeling deity.
View of the site of Cerro Sechin showing the reconstructed temple staircase which was discovered in 1937.
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