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Art at Site 	www.shanghaiart.org		unkown	Olmec Head No. 8
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Olmec Head No. 8

1970
Century Park, Exotic Zone
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www.studyshanghai.net
The Olmec culture, that originated in the State of Veracruz, Mexico, was the earliest civilization of Mesoamerica, and is considered the “mother culture” of all the other civilizations that later were developed in parts of present-day Mexico. The Olmees were extraordinary sculptors, and the Olmec Heads are the most representative creations of their civilization. This is an exact replica of “Olmec Head No. 8” , donated by the government of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, to the government and the people of Municipality of Shanghai, as a testimony of friendship and goodwill between two nations.