National Geographic : 1942 Nov
Mexico's Deep South Yields New Treasure From the Fastness of a Tabasco Swamp Comes Another Priceless Collection of Jade This cache of pre-Columbian relics is the second unearthed in two years by Matthew W. Stirling in southern Mexico. In 1941, while leader of a National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution archeological expedition, he made his first spectacular find of 782 jade objects. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Richard II. Stewart Within the Sarcophagus, Shaped Like a Stone Bathtub, Lay Many of the Relics They were covered with red clay. Five sloping, two-ton basalt columns close the entrance to this strange tomb.