National Geographic : 1939 Aug
THE COLOSSAL HEAD DREW CROWDS OF NATIVE SIGHTSEERS EVERYSUNDAY The rounded top of the figure and part of the circular groove had protruded from the soil for many years, butnoone had taken thetrouble toinvestigate the real character of the monument. When the earth was removed it was found that the head terminates at the neck, resting onafoundation ofunworked stones. The sculpture was located in a depression impossible to drain. Although the expedition operated in the dry season, unscheduled rains often occurred. The pitwas bailed three times in a week and to empty it each time was a two-day job (pages 183, 185).