Olmec Colossal Head

Olmec Colossal Head (HM28J9)

Location: Belmopan, Cayo District
Country: Belize

N 17° 15.169', W 88° 46.533'

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Colossal Head Replica
Culture: OlmecTemporality: Early Preclassic 1200-900 BC. Discovered: 1970Place of origin: Texistepec, State of Veracruz, MexicoSite: San Lorenzo TenochtitlanMeasures: Length: 1.63 m Width: 1.55 m Height: 2.20 mAuthor: Ignacio Pérez SolanoIt is considered one of the colossal heads in the best state of conservation. The helmet includes a band with four elements that have been interpreted as feline claws or bird claws. Apparently, it was part of a sculptural set inside a sunken courtyard in the site of San Lorenzo. The Olmec civilization flourished in Pre-Classical Mesoamerica from c. 1200 to 400 BC and is generally considered the predecessor of all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya and the Aztec.
Del pueblo de México al pueblo de Belice en ocasión delXXXV Aniversariode relaciones de amistad y cooperación. From the people of Mexico to the people of Belizeon the occasion of theXXXV Anniversaryof friendship and cooperation tiesOctubre/October 2017
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HM NumberHM28J9
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByGobierno de la República de México, Honorable Ayuntamiento de Xalapa and CEMEX
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Date Added Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 311234 N 1908390
Decimal Degrees17.25281667, -88.77555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 15.169', W 88° 46.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 15' 10.14" N, 88° 46' 31.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Power Ln, Belmopan Cayo District , BZ
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