Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know

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The colossal stone head of an Olmec warrior. 

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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The colossal Olmec head sculptures are some of the most recognizable pieces of tribal art in the world. Found near San Lorenzo and La Venta, the Olmec heads provide a small insight into a group of people that researchers don’t know that much about. Not only do these statues represent the distinct features of their people, but they must have taken considerable manpower to create. Carved from hand out of a single basalt boulder which in some cases were transported 100 km or more to their final destination, it’s hard to fathom how they could be transported, let alone cut into shape.