Posts Tagged ‘Olmec’

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head”

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head” Olmec Head in Xalapa, Veracruz. Made of basalt boulders, these structures are from the Olmec civilization. Many point to the features of the monuments as proof of a pre-Colombian African presence in Mexico. The monuments date back to 900 BC. The one showed here is 2.8 meters tall (a little […]

Colossal Olmec Head

Say Word: Olmec

Olmec (ˈɒlmɛk) — n , pl -mecs , -mec 1. a member of an ancient Central American Indian people who inhabited the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico and flourished between about 1200 and 400 bc — adj 2. of or relating to these people or their civilization or culture These colossal Olmec heads can be found in the present-day state of Veracruz, Mexico. The sizes of these heads range from approximately 1.5 – 3.5 meters high and can weigh up to 55 tons. Looking at the facial features of these colossal […]