American Pyramids? Human Sacrifice? What?!

Mystery of the massive fire which ravaged St Louis – America’s most prosperous ancient city

(which had a taste for HUMAN SACRIFICE)

SOURCE    A mysterious fire which destroyed North America’s greatest ancient civilization has led to fascinating discoveries about social tensions, violent tendencies and religious practices within the society.

The city of Cahokia, whose secrets lie underneath where St Louis, Missouri now stands, was ruined by a huge blaze around the year 1170 CE.

Following the disaster, the Native American city changed dramatically -defense walls were built, buildings fortified and a sun symbol incorporated into designs.

The significant changes have led to one nagging historical mystery – just how did the fire start?

The illustration is an aerial perspective of Cahokia Mounds circa AD 1150-1200 which was destroyed by a huge blazeThe class=”illustration is an aerial perspective of Cahokia Mounds circa AD 1150-1200 which was destroyed by a huge blaze

Secrets of the past: Monk's Mound in Colinsville, Illinois is believed to have been built as a place of worship in ancient culturesSecrets of the past: Monk’s Mound in Colinsville, Illinois is believed to have been built as a place of worship in ancient cultures

An 1887 illustration of Monk's Mound blown a little out of proportion. However the ancient civilizations have long been of interest to history buffsAn 1887 illustration of Monk’s Mound blown a little out of proportion. However the ancient civilizations have long been of interest to history buffs

Cahokia, pictured in this illustration, was originally a vast city encircled by “120 pyramids, stretches of farmland and wealthy communities.

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