Colossal Masterworks of the Olmec World exhibited in Mexico City

“Colossal Works of the Olmec World” is the title of the new temporary exhibition you can see from late July until the end of October 2011 at the National Museum of Anthropology and History of Mexico in Mexico City.

9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. From July 19 to October 15, 2011.

The Olmec Heads are 30 centuries old, exceeding 4 tons; the objects are of ceramics, jade, jadeite, serpentine wood and granite.  The 118 pieces that comprise the exhibition were found at several archaeological sites in the Gulf of Mexico.

Part of the collections are at the following museums and archaeological sites:

Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Anthropology in Merida “Palacio Canton” (Yucatan), El Manati archaeological site (Veracruz), archaeological site of San Lorenzo (Veracruz), Museum Tuxteco (Veracruz), Museo Amparo (Puebla); Regional Museum Chiapas and the Archaeological Museum of Tapachula (Chiapas) and Parque Museo La Venta (Tabasco), among others.
Colossal heads:

Among the most outstanding pieces in this exhibition are two colossal heads known as the 5 and 9, from the archaeological site of San Lorenzo (Veracruz), each of four and six tons, respectively, and 3,200 years old. Both are part of the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa.

Address of the National Museum of Anthropology and History of Mexico:

Paseo de la Reforma and Calzada Gandhi s / n, Col. Polanco. Delegation Miguel Hidalgo. Mexico, D.F.

(The outside of the culture halls of the Gulf Coast, Oaxaca, Mexico).

Links of Interest:

Tourist Attractions in Mexico City

“Colossal Heads of the Olmec World,” review of the INAH (in spanish)

More about the Olmec Civilization