May 18, 2016

New Olmec Style Feline Bas-Relief Found at Chalcatzingo

A new Olmec style bas-relief feline image has been found at Chalcatzingo, Morelos dated at 500 BCE. This is the 8th feline image found on five monuments at the site. The feline image contains speech scrolls. The reliefs are oriented east-west and are related to the mountains where water is born. The style of the time would have been influenced by the Olmec heartland site of La Venta. The bas-relief has been named Monument 45 and will be scanned for preservation.

INAH has the report here with a slide show. Press on the camera icon under the cover photo to see the slides.

Mike Ruggeri’s Olmecs

Mike Ruggeri’s Olmec World Magazine

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