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Mundo Maya | México Desconocido

Mundo Maya | México Desconocido

Olmec colossal heads. The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Olmec head, Museo de Antropología, Xalapa Olmec head, Veracruz, circa 1942. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Many of the scientific and cultural discoveries previously credited to those cultures are now recognized as being discovered first by the…

Olmec colossal heads. The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Olmec head, Museo de Antropología, Xalapa Olmec head, Veracruz, circa 1942. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Many of the scientific and cultural discoveries previously credited to those cultures are now recognized as being discovered first by the…

Javelin Head, 500-600. Made in, Niederbreisig, Germany. Frankish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.193.166) #Olympics #London2012

Javelin Head, 500-600. Made in, Niederbreisig, Germany. Frankish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.193.166) #Olympics #London2012

Wounded U.S. soldiers attending Mother's Day service in a destroyed Coventry Cathedral, UK, 1945

Wounded U.S. soldiers attending Mother's Day service in a destroyed Coventry Cathedral, UK, 1945

The front of the coffin is painted with pictures and magical prayers in hieroglyphs to guide and protect a woman named Ta-mit on her journey to the afterlife.  The sky goddess Nut spreads her wings protectively across the lid, and is painted on the interior of the coffin lid.

The front of the coffin is painted with pictures and magical prayers in hieroglyphs to guide and protect a woman named Ta-mit on her journey to the afterlife. The sky goddess Nut spreads her wings protectively across the lid, and is painted on the interior of the coffin lid.

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