National Geographic : 1947 Jun
© National Geographic Society Ektachrome by B.Anthony Stewart Teacher and Children, Visiting Explorers' Hall, National Geographic Society, Examine aColossal Head from Mexico Each child taps the head to see if it is solid. It isn't. Carved in lava by a medieval people, the original was too heavy toship; soa2,700-pound replica was cast in three sections. Dr. Matthew Stirling, leader of the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Mexican Expeditions, discovered thehead atLaVenta in1940.