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January 19 2013

Stunning figurine represents high ranking Zapotec

In the summer of 2012 a burial of two high ranking individuals of the ancient Zapotec culture was discovered by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) within the third chamber of a tomb in the Aztompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Deep within the third chamber an anthropomorphic clay figurine, ornamented with painted face and headdress, emerged from the excavation under the careful scrutiny of archaeologist Eduardo García. The piece belonged to the mortuary offerings of a male adult.

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