Centuries before the Mayans erected their first stone pyramid, and millennia before the Aztecs arrived in what's now Mexico City, a far older civilization began laying the foundations for the rich Mesoamerican culture. Often called the "mother civilization of the Americas, the Olmec nation rose to power between 1400 and 400BCE, when Rome was still a provincial farming village.
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