• NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route Documentary Trailer

    http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR If you grew up watching westerns on TV, the landscapes on the New Mexico BDR will bring back memories. It’s true Wild West with the history to prove it. You’ll ride through areas where the notorious outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ made history by eluding authorities and see the land the same way he did because not much has changed in many of these places. Wild horses, landscapes that roll on forever and the tiniest of towns highlight this route. Beginning in Dell City, TX you’ll enjoy the Guadalupe Rim views on your way to the high-elevation historic town of Cloudcroft. Hot springs, and lakeside camping can be found on your way into the mountains of the Gila National Forest and you’ll even be a stone’s throw from AZ before heading back to the north east toward Colorado. ...

    published: 31 Dec 2015
  • NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Section 1

    http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR Section 1 of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Dell City, TX to Ruidoso, NM The southern starting point of Section 1 of the NMBDR riding kicks off in Dell City, TX, a small farming community just across the border. The landscape here may be nothing to write home about, but hang in there, the Land of Enchantment awaits! Make sure to top off your fuel tank before leaving town, it will be a long time before you hit the next service station. Head north out of Dell City and you’ll end up at the foothills of the Guadalupe Rim, which is flanked by the Guadalupe Mountains to the Northeast. Savor the warm weather while you can - before you know it you’ll be ascending 5,000 feet onto the rim itself by way of a short segment of incredible tarmac. Absorb the ...

    published: 08 Jan 2016
  • New Mexican Lowriders on Discovery - long version

    Thanks Discovery! Lowlow Medina, Phil Gonzales, Orlando Baca, Danny Roybal

    published: 08 Jun 2011
  • 2016 New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route

    Lance & Paul tackle the Cuba NM to Colorado portion of the beautiful NM BDR on their trusty motorcycles !

    published: 12 Dec 2016
  • Hell House

    "The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico, also known as the New Mexico Syndicate, was founded in 1979 by Hispanic inmates in Albuquerque, New Mexico's Bernalillo County Detention Center. The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980 soon after the bloody New Mexico State Penitentiary riot in Santa Fe."

    published: 24 Dec 2012
  • NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Routes - Section 2

    http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR Section 2 of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Ruidoso to Truth or Consequences, NM This section begins with a series of rock-based, mountain roads. You’ll twist and turn through high-elevation deciduous forest and across numerous slow-moving streams enroute to Ruidoso, an engaging mountain hamlet. The route continues north of town on its timbered trek before dropping into the Tularosa Valley and onward to the Town of Carrizozo. If you’ve been experiencing bike issues, the ‘Carrizozo Bike Shop’ has an extensive knowledge of European and other metric-spec bikes. Not long after a short jaunt on US Highway 380, the pavement changes to dirt and begins to turn north by way of a spectacular double-track. Take it ALL in, this is New Mexico at it’s ne...

    published: 13 Jan 2016
  • Discovery Channel Casas Bio Inteligentes "earthship"

    Discovery Channel Casas Bio Inteligentes http://earthship.com/ Main Office and Nightly Rentals reception@earthship.com +1 (575) 751-0462 Visitor Center +1 (575) 613-4409 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1041, Taos, NM 87571 Michael E. "Mike" Reynolds is an American architect based in New Mexico known for the design and construction of Earthships. He is a proponent of "radically sustainable living". He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal with the amount of waste that building design creates. Puedes visitar el website de Michael E. "Mike" Reynolds, mencionando que viste este documental

    published: 09 Jun 2014
  • New discoveries at Carlsbad Caverns

    Caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park that are millions of years old are still being explored today. Cavers just made a huge discovery there, and it's continuing to spark the curiosity of people around the world.

    published: 25 Sep 2012
  • Gulf of Mexico 2012: Spectacular New Shipwreck Discovery

    View video footage captured by the Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and camera platform during the April 26, 2012, ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012. The dive was conducted at site 15577 -- a recently mapped but never-before-seen shipwreck in the western Gulf of Mexico. The dive revealed the remnants of a copper-sheathed sailing ship, likely from the early to mid-19th century. While most of the wood has since disintegrated, the oxidized copper sheathing remained along with a variety of artifacts. These included plates, glass bottles, guns, cannons, the ship's stove, navigational instruments, and anchors. This was a spectacular dive that represented a truly remarkable find. Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gu...

    published: 17 Jul 2012
  • Man Vs Wild : Mexico Copper Canyon By Discovery Channel Hindi

    Man Vs Wild : Mexico Copper Canyon This Is Discovery Network Property. This video recorded from Discovery Science Channel. For Educational Purpose.

    published: 05 May 2017
  • Premier Oil's offshore Mexico discovery 'a world class success' - CEO Tony Durrant

    Tony Durrant, chief executive of Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) discusses with Proactive's Andrew Scott their new “world class” oil discovery offshore Mexico, with the Zama-1 exploration well unearthing an estimated 1bn barrel find. The well hit a gross oil bearing interval spanning 335 metres, with up to 200 metres of net oil bearing reservoir. Light oil has so far been recovered to surface.

    published: 12 Jul 2017
  • NM murder case featured on Discovery

    NM murder case featured on Discovery

    published: 10 Jun 2013
  • Les Burquenos : Gangsters' Paradise

    Lou Ferrante visite la ville d'Albuquerque aux Etats-Unis, la plus grande ville de l'état du Nouveau Mexique, afin de comprendre la dynamique d'un des gangs carcéraux les plus récents et les plus croissants dans le monde : les Burquenos. Il va découvrir le processus secret de recrutement et comment les Burquenos menace et tue le gang rival TCK. Lou obtient une interview exclusive avec Jeff Padilla, chef de la mafia et supposé tueur à gage pour les Burquenos. Chiffres : 4200 crimes violents enregistrés chaque année à Albuquerque.

    published: 05 Apr 2013
  • Off-Road Adventure in New Mexico with the Land Rover Discovery Sport

    We took the Discovery Sport on an adventure in New Mexico where it came across tough terrain and breathtaking scenery. Find out more here: http://www.landroverofficialmagazine.com/#!new-mexico Follow the conversation: http://Facebook.com/LandRover http://Twitter.com/LandRover http://Instagram.com/LandRover

    published: 03 Mar 2015
  • NASA Announces Discovery of Huge New Mexico Size Chunk of Ice on Mars

    The deposit ranges in thickness from about 260 feet (80 meters) to about 560 feet (170 meters), with a composition that's 50 to 85 percent water ice, mixed with dust or larger rocky particles. Click here to Subscribe to our Channel and watch more Videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGISiGs_RL7Z1qfs1-GD6PA See My Video on How To Ask The Pleiadians For Lightship Visitations https://youtu.be/WT2EnhyT_oU

    published: 23 Nov 2016
  • SHOCKING DISCOVERY : Tower of human skulls in Mexico 2017

    Original title : Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on Aztecs !! VIDEO SHOWS: RESEARCHERS EXTRACTING SKULLS FROM TOWER, RESEARCHERS CATALOGING SKULLS, RESTORERS RESTORING SKULLS, SOUNDBITES FROM ANTHROPOLOGIST AND RESEARCHER ABOUT THE SKULLS, ARCHAEOLOGIST WORKING ON SKULLS IN TOWER, SOUNDBITE FROM ARCHAEOLOGIST LORENA VAZQUEZ ON SKULLS SHOWS: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JUNE 30, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GENERAL VIEW OF RESEARCHERS WORKING AT EXCAVATION SITE 2. RESEARCHER USING TOOL TO REMOVE DIRT AND DUST FROM SKULL IN ORDER TO EXTRACT IT 3. RESEARCHER EXTRACTING SKULL AND PUTTING IT ONTO FOAM TRAY 4. FOAM TRAY WITH SKULL ON IT BEING MOVED 5. RESEARCHER INSPECTING SKULL 6. BASE OF TOWER MADE UP OF SKULLS 7. SKULLS THAT ARE PART OF TOWER 8. CLOSE UP OF SKULL 9. (SOUNDBITE) (Sp...

    published: 03 Jul 2017
NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route Documentary Trailer

NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route Documentary Trailer

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  • Updated: 31 Dec 2015
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http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR If you grew up watching westerns on TV, the landscapes on the New Mexico BDR will bring back memories. It’s true Wild West with the history to prove it. You’ll ride through areas where the notorious outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ made history by eluding authorities and see the land the same way he did because not much has changed in many of these places. Wild horses, landscapes that roll on forever and the tiniest of towns highlight this route. Beginning in Dell City, TX you’ll enjoy the Guadalupe Rim views on your way to the high-elevation historic town of Cloudcroft. Hot springs, and lakeside camping can be found on your way into the mountains of the Gila National Forest and you’ll even be a stone’s throw from AZ before heading back to the north east toward Colorado. Highlights include Chloride Canyon, long stretches between towns and endless dispersed camping options. The last section north of Abiquiu winds through high mountains with open meadows with groves of aspen trees and is as beautiful as it gets. Best time of year: Late May/June and September/October. July and August are monsoon season with extremely high temperatures and not recommended. For more information on the NMBDR project and to download the free GPS tracks of the route, visit http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR For BDR maps, DVDs, stickers and more visit https://touratech-usa.com/Adventure-Motorcycle-Travel?a=61
https://wn.com/Nmbdr_New_Mexico_Backcountry_Discovery_Route_Documentary_Trailer
NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Section 1

NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Section 1

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2016
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http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR Section 1 of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Dell City, TX to Ruidoso, NM The southern starting point of Section 1 of the NMBDR riding kicks off in Dell City, TX, a small farming community just across the border. The landscape here may be nothing to write home about, but hang in there, the Land of Enchantment awaits! Make sure to top off your fuel tank before leaving town, it will be a long time before you hit the next service station. Head north out of Dell City and you’ll end up at the foothills of the Guadalupe Rim, which is flanked by the Guadalupe Mountains to the Northeast. Savor the warm weather while you can - before you know it you’ll be ascending 5,000 feet onto the rim itself by way of a short segment of incredible tarmac. Absorb the majestic scenery at the top of the Crow Flats Valley you just rode through, as well as the Brokeoff Mountains to the west. Fuel up again in Weed and point your cycle west through the Sacramento Mountains. Lovely primitive campsites dot the way throughout the entire route. Heads up: these roads may be impassable when they’re wet. Soon you’ll spy White Sands National Monument in the distance while traveling on West Side Rd. The high country Town of Cloudcroft happens to be one of the most iconic towns in all of New Mexico - we recommend spending a few hours here to fully soak in the charm. Enjoy award-winning apple pie at the legendary Apple Barn prior to embarking on Section 2 of the NMBDR. For BDR maps, DVDs, stickers and more visit https://touratech-usa.com/Adventure-Motorcycle-Travel?a=61
https://wn.com/Nmbdr_New_Mexico_Backcountry_Discovery_Route_Section_1
New Mexican Lowriders on Discovery - long version

New Mexican Lowriders on Discovery - long version

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  • Updated: 08 Jun 2011
  • views: 17063
videos https://wn.com/New_Mexican_Lowriders_On_Discovery_Long_Version
2016 New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route

2016 New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route

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  • Updated: 12 Dec 2016
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Lance & Paul tackle the Cuba NM to Colorado portion of the beautiful NM BDR on their trusty motorcycles !
https://wn.com/2016_New_Mexico_Back_Country_Discovery_Route
Hell House

Hell House

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  • Updated: 24 Dec 2012
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"The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico, also known as the New Mexico Syndicate, was founded in 1979 by Hispanic inmates in Albuquerque, New Mexico's Bernalillo County Detention Center. The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980 soon after the bloody New Mexico State Penitentiary riot in Santa Fe."
https://wn.com/Hell_House
NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Routes - Section 2

NMBDR New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Routes - Section 2

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  • Updated: 13 Jan 2016
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http://ridebdr.com/NMBDR Section 2 of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route - Ruidoso to Truth or Consequences, NM This section begins with a series of rock-based, mountain roads. You’ll twist and turn through high-elevation deciduous forest and across numerous slow-moving streams enroute to Ruidoso, an engaging mountain hamlet. The route continues north of town on its timbered trek before dropping into the Tularosa Valley and onward to the Town of Carrizozo. If you’ve been experiencing bike issues, the ‘Carrizozo Bike Shop’ has an extensive knowledge of European and other metric-spec bikes. Not long after a short jaunt on US Highway 380, the pavement changes to dirt and begins to turn north by way of a spectacular double-track. Take it ALL in, this is New Mexico at it’s nest! Please note: there are private ranches in the area – a safe and respectful speed is imperative to avoid losing the privilege of riding such a remarkable section. Regain the highway about 35 miles down the road and head west and then south toward the White Sands Missile Range. This lengthy, quite sandy passage is appropriately named ‘Jornada del Muerto’ (Route of the Deadman) as there are no amenities for the next 105 miles! For BDR maps, DVDs, stickers and more visit https://touratech-usa.com/Adventure-Motorcycle-Travel?a=61
https://wn.com/Nmbdr_New_Mexico_Backcountry_Discovery_Routes_Section_2
Discovery Channel Casas Bio Inteligentes "earthship"

Discovery Channel Casas Bio Inteligentes "earthship"

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  • Updated: 09 Jun 2014
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Discovery Channel Casas Bio Inteligentes http://earthship.com/ Main Office and Nightly Rentals reception@earthship.com +1 (575) 751-0462 Visitor Center +1 (575) 613-4409 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1041, Taos, NM 87571 Michael E. "Mike" Reynolds is an American architect based in New Mexico known for the design and construction of Earthships. He is a proponent of "radically sustainable living". He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal with the amount of waste that building design creates. Puedes visitar el website de Michael E. "Mike" Reynolds, mencionando que viste este documental
https://wn.com/Discovery_Channel_Casas_Bio_Inteligentes_Earthship
New discoveries at Carlsbad Caverns

New discoveries at Carlsbad Caverns

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2012
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Caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park that are millions of years old are still being explored today. Cavers just made a huge discovery there, and it's continuing to spark the curiosity of people around the world.
https://wn.com/New_Discoveries_At_Carlsbad_Caverns
Gulf of Mexico 2012: Spectacular New Shipwreck Discovery

Gulf of Mexico 2012: Spectacular New Shipwreck Discovery

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  • Updated: 17 Jul 2012
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View video footage captured by the Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and camera platform during the April 26, 2012, ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012. The dive was conducted at site 15577 -- a recently mapped but never-before-seen shipwreck in the western Gulf of Mexico. The dive revealed the remnants of a copper-sheathed sailing ship, likely from the early to mid-19th century. While most of the wood has since disintegrated, the oxidized copper sheathing remained along with a variety of artifacts. These included plates, glass bottles, guns, cannons, the ship's stove, navigational instruments, and anchors. This was a spectacular dive that represented a truly remarkable find. Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012. Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1202/welcome.html Join Us On - Twitter - http://twitter.com/oceanexplorer Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanexplorergov Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OceanExplorationResearch
https://wn.com/Gulf_Of_Mexico_2012_Spectacular_New_Shipwreck_Discovery
Man Vs Wild : Mexico Copper Canyon By Discovery Channel Hindi

Man Vs Wild : Mexico Copper Canyon By Discovery Channel Hindi

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  • Updated: 05 May 2017
  • views: 42968
videos https://wn.com/Man_Vs_Wild_Mexico_Copper_Canyon_By_Discovery_Channel_Hindi
Premier Oil's offshore Mexico discovery 'a world class success' - CEO Tony Durrant

Premier Oil's offshore Mexico discovery 'a world class success' - CEO Tony Durrant

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  • Updated: 12 Jul 2017
  • views: 1327
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Tony Durrant, chief executive of Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) discusses with Proactive's Andrew Scott their new “world class” oil discovery offshore Mexico, with the Zama-1 exploration well unearthing an estimated 1bn barrel find. The well hit a gross oil bearing interval spanning 335 metres, with up to 200 metres of net oil bearing reservoir. Light oil has so far been recovered to surface.
https://wn.com/Premier_Oil's_Offshore_Mexico_Discovery_'a_World_Class_Success'_Ceo_Tony_Durrant
NM murder case featured on Discovery

NM murder case featured on Discovery

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NM murder case featured on Discovery
https://wn.com/Nm_Murder_Case_Featured_On_Discovery
Les Burquenos : Gangsters' Paradise

Les Burquenos : Gangsters' Paradise

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  • Updated: 05 Apr 2013
  • views: 28330
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Lou Ferrante visite la ville d'Albuquerque aux Etats-Unis, la plus grande ville de l'état du Nouveau Mexique, afin de comprendre la dynamique d'un des gangs carcéraux les plus récents et les plus croissants dans le monde : les Burquenos. Il va découvrir le processus secret de recrutement et comment les Burquenos menace et tue le gang rival TCK. Lou obtient une interview exclusive avec Jeff Padilla, chef de la mafia et supposé tueur à gage pour les Burquenos. Chiffres : 4200 crimes violents enregistrés chaque année à Albuquerque.
https://wn.com/Les_Burquenos_Gangsters'_Paradise
Off-Road Adventure in New Mexico with the Land Rover Discovery Sport

Off-Road Adventure in New Mexico with the Land Rover Discovery Sport

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  • Duration: 0:35
  • Updated: 03 Mar 2015
  • views: 3187
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We took the Discovery Sport on an adventure in New Mexico where it came across tough terrain and breathtaking scenery. Find out more here: http://www.landroverofficialmagazine.com/#!new-mexico Follow the conversation: http://Facebook.com/LandRover http://Twitter.com/LandRover http://Instagram.com/LandRover
https://wn.com/Off_Road_Adventure_In_New_Mexico_With_The_Land_Rover_Discovery_Sport
NASA Announces Discovery of Huge New Mexico Size Chunk of Ice on Mars

NASA Announces Discovery of Huge New Mexico Size Chunk of Ice on Mars

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  • Updated: 23 Nov 2016
  • views: 682
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The deposit ranges in thickness from about 260 feet (80 meters) to about 560 feet (170 meters), with a composition that's 50 to 85 percent water ice, mixed with dust or larger rocky particles. Click here to Subscribe to our Channel and watch more Videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGISiGs_RL7Z1qfs1-GD6PA See My Video on How To Ask The Pleiadians For Lightship Visitations https://youtu.be/WT2EnhyT_oU
https://wn.com/Nasa_Announces_Discovery_Of_Huge_New_Mexico_Size_Chunk_Of_Ice_On_Mars
SHOCKING DISCOVERY :  Tower of human skulls in Mexico  2017

SHOCKING DISCOVERY : Tower of human skulls in Mexico 2017

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2017
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Original title : Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on Aztecs !! VIDEO SHOWS: RESEARCHERS EXTRACTING SKULLS FROM TOWER, RESEARCHERS CATALOGING SKULLS, RESTORERS RESTORING SKULLS, SOUNDBITES FROM ANTHROPOLOGIST AND RESEARCHER ABOUT THE SKULLS, ARCHAEOLOGIST WORKING ON SKULLS IN TOWER, SOUNDBITE FROM ARCHAEOLOGIST LORENA VAZQUEZ ON SKULLS SHOWS: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JUNE 30, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GENERAL VIEW OF RESEARCHERS WORKING AT EXCAVATION SITE 2. RESEARCHER USING TOOL TO REMOVE DIRT AND DUST FROM SKULL IN ORDER TO EXTRACT IT 3. RESEARCHER EXTRACTING SKULL AND PUTTING IT ONTO FOAM TRAY 4. FOAM TRAY WITH SKULL ON IT BEING MOVED 5. RESEARCHER INSPECTING SKULL 6. BASE OF TOWER MADE UP OF SKULLS 7. SKULLS THAT ARE PART OF TOWER 8. CLOSE UP OF SKULL 9. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ANTHROPOLOGIST, RODRIGO BOLANOS, SAYING: "They had the hypothesis that they were only going to find men, warriors, prisoners of war, but no. What we are seeing with the physical anthropology team is that there exists an important representation of women and children too, what we hadn't expected. It was not expected to find them here." 10. CHILD'S SKULL EXTRACTED FROM THE TOWER 11. CLOSE UP OF CHILD'S SKULL 12. GENERAL VIEW OF SCIENTIFIC RESTORERS WORKING ON TABLE FULL OF SKULLS 13. SKULLS ON TABLE 14. CLOSE UP OF TEETH IN SKULL 15. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DIRECTOR OF THE URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM AT THE INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY, RAUL BARRERA, SAYING: "They [the skulls] will allow us to know more about religion and the activities that were carried out in relation to the Templo Mayor because this speaks to us of a connection that existed to the ritual aspects that were carried out in the main building of the Mexicas but also with these other buildings as is the case of Tzompantli [referring to Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls - this tower is believed to be a part of that]." 16. ANTHROPOLOGIST STUDYING SKULL 17. SKULL BEING LOOKED AT BY ANTHROPOLOGIST 18. ANTHROPOLOGISTS INSPECTING AND CLASSIFYING SKULLS 19. GENERAL VIEW OF RESTORATION TEAM WORKING ON SKULLS 20. RESTORER CLEANING SKULL 21. CLOSE UP OF RESTORER WORKING ON SKULL 22. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARCHAEOLOGIST, LORENA VAZQUEZ, SAYING: "Well, we realize that if a large number of individuals were placed [there]. So certainly this context where you are seeing a palisade with many semi-detached skulls and where you are also seeing a tower on each side and this tower is made up of skulls - it must have been shocking for the people who saw it. Then, without a doubt, it is a way to show off or demonstrate power or capability of the Mexica people." 23. ARCHAEOLOGIST, LORENA VAZQUEZ, WORKING AT TOWER OF SKULLS 24. CLOSE UP OF SKULLS 25. VAZQUEZ BRUSHING DIRT INTO DUSTPAN 26. SKULLS AS PART OF TOWER STORY: A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure. Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City. The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls that struck fear into the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city under Hernan Cortes, and mentioned the structure in contemporary accounts. Historians relate how the severed heads of captured warriors adorned tzompantli, or skull racks, found in a number of Mesoamerican cultures before the Spanish conquest. But the archaeological dig in the bowels of old Mexico City that began in 2015 suggests that picture was not complete. Anthropologist said the discovery of skulls belonging to women and children was unexpected. Raul Barrera, one of the archaeologists working at the site alongside the huge Metropolitan Cathedral built over the Templo Mayor, said the skulls would have been set in the tower after they had stood on public display on the tzompantli. Roughly six meters in diameter, the tower stood on the corner of the chapel of Huitzilopochtli, Aztec god of the sun, war and human sacrifice. Its base has yet to be unearthed.
https://wn.com/Shocking_Discovery_Tower_Of_Human_Skulls_In_Mexico_2017