May 23, 2024

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“Earth Monster” Olmec Head Found in Private Colorado Collection Finally Goes Home

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A highly sought-after ancient artifact from Mexico, which was kept under wraps in Denver after being found in a private Colorado art collection, has finally been returned back to it’s home country more than half a century after it mysteriously vanished. 

The one-ton stone carving — dedicated to an Olmec creature that’s believed to be guarding a portal to an underworld — was repatriated and made property of the Mexican government last week, with it being flown back across the border on Friday, May 19, from Denver International Airport. Mexican officials have been praising the move, calling it a major accomplishment that truly means the world to Mexico’s people.

“Our cultural heritage allows us to generate a sense of belonging that serves as acts of linkage with our roots,” said…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-05-22 14:10:00

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