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Offline Myrrh23

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Aztec "Whistles of Death"
« on: July 01, 2008, 03:14:58 AM »
Wow. Check this out: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/06/30/pre-columbiansounds.ap/index.html
It's about recreating some of the ancient whistles the Aztecs had. The sound of the death whistle is super creepy!!
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Re: Aztec "Whistles of Death"
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 05:05:35 AM »
Wow. Check this out: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/06/30/pre-columbiansounds.ap/index.html
It's about recreating some of the ancient whistles the Aztecs had. The sound of the death whistle is super creepy!!

strange whistles indeed. 

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Re: Aztec "Whistles of Death"
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 06:23:37 PM »
Not exactly Aztec, but....

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Death didn't mean the end of beauty for pre-Hispanic civilizations in what is now Mexico. A new study finds that ancient Teotihuacans likely exhumed the dead and painted them with cosmetics during periodic remembrance rituals.

The ancient city of Teotihuacan is northeast of modern-day Mexico city. It was a major cultural area in its day, marked by huge monuments, temples and pyramids. Among the archaeological finds at the site are pots of cosmetic pigments. It was these pots that researchers from Mexico and Spain analyzed to reveal the death practices.
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Re: Aztec "Whistles of Death"
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 09:14:56 PM »
Paganism really produces some excellent art!
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Re: Aztec "Whistles of Death"
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 09:36:34 PM »
Wish Myrrh23 still posted...  :)