Poetry at the Post: The Olmec Colossus Heads—Which One Is Your Favorite?

The New Colossus
BY EMMA LAZARUS
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Monument 4 from La Venta with comparative size of an adult and child. The monument weighs almost 20 tons
Monument 4 from La Venta with comparative size of an adult and child. The monument weighs almost 20 tons

August 4, 2015:
@Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca

This week in art history, we’re taking a look at the colossus Olmec heads.

So far, 17 have been discovered. My favorite is No. 9.

Not only did I learn about the colossus heads today but now I know where the lines “Give me your tired, your poor/,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,…” engraved on the pedestal of The Statue of Liberty came from. Emma Lazarus!

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