This 1,600-Year-Old Elongated Skull with Stone-Encrusted Teeth Was Discovered in Mexico

This most recent discovery comes to us from Mexico of all places where the popular ancient ruins of Teotihuacan reside.

The ruins themselves are rather interesting, to say the least, but we are not here to talk about them. We are here to talk about the nearly 1,600-year-old skeleton of a woman that was discovered nearby.

As you can tell from the images yourself, the skull appears to be elongated to begin with, which is a sign of royalty of some sort.

If that weren’t enough this skull also appears to have mineral stones encrusted inside of her teeth which is quite shocking, to say the least as it is one of the first cases of this sort we’ve ever encountered.

She is believed to have died around 35-40 years from natural causes, as was customary back then.

Next to her body the team also uncovered what appeared to be 19 jars of offerings, which definitely supports the theory that she was someone important in ancient times.

The National Anthropology and History Institute came out to state that her skull was manipulated with as she was born in order to gain that elongated look.

What’s even more impressive about her aesthetic though is the two round pyrite stones that appeared to have been encrusted inside of her top front teeth.

The Mayans were extremely advanced though, as it appears like the teeth were perforated in such a way that the pulp inside wasn’t damaged in the slightest.

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