Friday, August 19

The “young woman from Amajac” who will replace the historic statue of Columbus in Mexico City

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Fragment of the sculpture of

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On the day of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America, the fate of the historic monument of the Genoese navigator in Mexico City was decided.

The head of government of the Mexican capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced that the sculpture of Colón, which was removed in 2020 for maintenance, will not return to its place in the emblematic Paseo de la Reforma.

In its place a new figure will be installed: the from young man from Amajac.

Is about a replica of the sculpture of a indigenous woman from the Huasteca region which was found just last January 1.

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