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La Venta Jun 15

La Venta is the main archaeological site of the Olmec culture, that had its apogee between 900 b. C. 400 b. C. and it is estimated that the site had a population of at least 1,800 people. It is situated on an island in the middle of the swampy region that forms the Tonala River, which forms the border between Tabasco and Veracruz. The surface of the island is just 5.2 km². In the center of the island, the buildings form a square with a pyramid located in the main center, surrounded by mounds and monuments. The most important structure of this site is a pyramid built of mud, has a height of 31 meters. The recent excavations show that the Pyramid was staggered. more…