Ancient Carving Stolen Decades Ago in Mexico Found in France

25 Sep 2015 7:24 AM | Anonymous

Ancient Carving Stolen Decades Ago in Mexico Found in France

  • By The Associated Press

PARIS — Sep 24, 2015, 3:27 PM ET

A nearly 3,000-year-old carving stolen more than four decades ago from a remote area of southern Mexico has been recovered in France.

The Olmec carving dating to around 900 B.C. had been chipped off the rock face sometime between the arrival of an archaeological team in 1968 and 1972, when the team returned to the area. It resurfaced recently in France under unclear circumstances.

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