Unique Aztec Cerimonial Double Thrower Rediscovered in Italy

submitted by Bruno Morucci - Rome ( Italy )

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Today ( after much permissions ), I have found, buried in a depot of National Anthropology Museum in Florence - Italy, this Aztec ceremonial atlatl. It is made of wood and carved with gold lamination - length 60 cm. Found in Mexico by Medici ( noble family in Florence ) in the XVII century. I have got a special permission to publish this pictures only for "ATLATL newsletter". Other publication of this pictures are forbidden without the permission of National Anthropology Museum in Florence .

1905 article describing these throwers