2,000-year-old unfinished Jaguar sculpture found in Mexico

Published on September 5th, 2012 | by Admin

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An unfinished stone sculpture of a jaguar has been found in the Izapa archaeological zone in Mexico.

The one-ton piece – which measures 1.38 meters (53 inches) long by 87 centimeters (34 inches) high and 52 centimeters (20.5 inches) wide – “is only engraved on one of its sides with the form of a jaguar, with the front and back paws flexed as if it were lying down,” the director of the INAH Center in the southern state of Chiapas, Emiliano Gallaga, said.

Izapa, which is located about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the border with Guatemala, was an important civic religious center built some 2,500 years ago by a pre-Mayan culture.

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Story: EFE | Photo: EFE

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