Giant Olmec Head Replica

2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, Texas 78712 USA

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“A key piece of an ancient empire”

Considered a signature piece of pre-Columbian Olmec culture and a world-class art object that represents New World civilization as emblematically as the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán or the ruins of Machu Picchu. One of seventeen colossal heads still in existence, San Lorenzo Monument 1 was found by noted archaeologist Matthew Stirling in the 1940s. His discoveries, and those of other archaeologists in Mexico during this time, unearthed for the world the culture of the Olmec, an ancient civilization that flourished in southern Mexico 1500-400 BCE and significantly influenced later cultures such as the Maya and Aztec.

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bonnie.clyde

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January 06, 2018
Rated 4.0

Look up the history of this. It is very neat, tucked away on the University of Texas campus.

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Giant Olmec Head Replica

2300 Red River Street D0800
Austin, Texas
78712 USA

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