Tres Zapotes

Head of a mythical being from Tres Zapotes
Head of a mythical being from Tres Zapotes. / Travis, / CC BY-NC 2.0
Important center of the ancient Olmec culture, founded around 1000 BC and flourished in 900 – 800 BC. Here have been found such unique monuments of Olmec art as two colossal heads, monuments of some of the earliest writing system and earliest calendar in Western Hemisphere.

Location, GPS coordinates: 18.4787 N 95.4360 W
Categories: Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns
Values: Archaeology
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located? North America, Mexico, Veracruz, west of Santiago Tuxtla, north from Tres Zapotes village

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