May 28, 2024

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Long-Lost “Earth Monster” Olmec Head Found in Denver, Destined for Mexico

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It’s a story straight out of an Indiana Jones movie: a one-ton stone carving made by the Olmecs — one of the first civilizations to appear in Latin America — will be returned to Mexico from its current location in Denver after being recovered by an “Antiquities Trafficking Unit” based in Manhattan, New York.

Much like the people who built it, the date for when the “Monstruo de la Tierra,” aka Earth Monster, will be sent home remains a mystery, with Mexican officials promising to provide details on May 19.

Marcelo Ebrad, the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, “will discuss that on Friday,” says Mary López, spokesperson for the Mexican Consulate here in Denver.

Information surrounding the stone carving’s location is being kept under wraps to ensure that it’s kept safe and sound…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-05-17 13:37:00

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