OLMEC ARCHITECTURE


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  • Ol|mec — «OHL mehk», noun, adjective. –n. a member of a highly civilized people who lived in southeastern Mexico before the Aztecs. Their culture flourished from about 1200 B.C. to 100 B.C. »The most ancient civilization of Mesoamerica is that of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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