July 3rd: The wonder of the San Lorenzo Olmec heads

This week, we explore San Lorenzo and the remains of the Olmec civilization focusing on the infamous Olmec heads. What makes San Lorenzo so special and what happened to the Olmec culture?

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https://www.britannica.com/place/San-Lorenzo-ancient-city-Mexico

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https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/320346?sortBy=Relevance&ft=Olmec&offset=0&rpp=40&pos=23

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