- Feb 2011
There is no doubt that Aztecs practiced human sacrifice, their level of development was akin to that of the early civilizations in the Old World who also practiced human sacrifice (and also built pyramids for that matter). However, their worst atrocities need to be taken with a grain of salt. We know of them through the records of their enemies and those who extinguished them, except maybe stories transmitted by word of mouth but such stories tend to take a backseat to recorded history, and for good reason. The Aztecs couldn't give us their own version of the story.