Carved Olmec relief found in Mexico

Published on July 28th, 2011 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered a 2,800-year-old monument carved by the Olmecs.

The work – standing more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall – was discovered in late April on the north slope of Chalcatzingo as archaeologists were building a containing wall and protective roofs for the other monoliths in the area.

Sculpted on the stone are three cats sitting in profile, looking west and surrounded by great scroll decorations.

The relief was found broken in 11 pieces, which the experts spent May and June restoring, so that only now is it possible “to admire the triad of felines in their entirety,” INAH said.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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