Mexico: Colossal Olmec Treasures at the Museum of Anthropology

Posted on August 1, 2011 • Filed under: Archaeology, Culture, Mexico

More than 100 large pieces from the Olmec civilization, which date back more than 4000 years, are being presented at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City as part of the exposition Colossal Works of the Olmec World, according to a release from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The exhibition includes exemplary specimens of the large, four ton Olmec stone heads, as well as other large-form sculptures from what is considered the first Mesoamerican civilization. The exhibition also includes ceramic and jade objects, as well as a 3200-year-old wood bust, found in Veracruz. The special exposition will remain open until the end of October. Read Article

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