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Stolen Olmec carving recovered in France

A 3,000-year-old Olmec carving which was stolen from Mexico more than 40 years ago has been recovered in Paris, France. The Olmec carving dating to around 900 B.C. had been chipped off the rock face sometime between the arrival of an archaeological team in 1968 and 1972, when the team returned

Carved Olmec relief found in Mexico

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