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The beauty and sophistication of Maya glyphs as they appear in Codex Tro-Cortesiano also known as the Madrid Codex, which is found at the Museo de America in Madrid, Spain. This codex focuses on the ceremonies and divinatory rituals conducted by Maya priests. It is the longest of the surviving codices with 112 pages that opens in accordian like manner. Shared by Edith Cruz

Comienzo del sentido cronológico. The Olmec colossal heads are at least seventeen monumental stone representations of human heads sculpted from large basalt boulders. The heads date from at least before 900 BC and are a distinctive feature of the Olmec civilization of ancient Mesoamerica (Gulf Coast of Mexico). Believed by most African American historians to be of images of African explorers that came to that area.

The enormous Olmec helmeted heads. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilisations. Photograph taken in 1942.