Lost Limbs Foundation

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Bilbao Monument

The Bilbao Monument is a monolithic carving, attributed to the Pre Classic Maya, and part of the Bilbao archaeological site about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the modern town of Santa LucĂ­a Cotzumalguapa in Guatemala. It’s considered a masterpiece of carving and depicts a central heroic figure (Caucasian) and others ethnic types commemorating an unknown event.

What I find curious in this sculpture are the Caucasian features on all of the characters, which are rarely presented in museum or history books. According to a number of reports by others who've visited the site, The Bilbao archaeological park has not been thoroughly excavated, and massive sculptures are routinely uncovered.

This work strengthen my hypothesis that the Maya were originally a collective of diverse people, (today we would identify them as Asian, African, Caucasian, a number of sub groups, and long heads), who settled Central America.
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See More— The Bilbao Monument (7 photos)