Statue swap in Mexico City as indigenous woman replaces Colombus

statue, woman, mexico, amajac, sculpture,
Gulf
  • Date: 13-Oct-2021
  • Source: Euronews
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Gulf
  • Share:

Statue swap in Mexico City as indigenous woman replaces Colombus

A replica of a pre-Hispanic sculpture of an indigenous woman, known as “The Young Woman of Amajac”, was chosen on Tuesday to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus on Mexico City’s most prominent boulevard, Paseo de la Reforma.

The capital’s mayor announced that a larger version of the statue would be installed to end a year of debate as Mexico is erasing symbols of the Spanish colonial era.

The statue was unearthed in January in Hidalgo Amajac, near Mexico’s Gulf coast, and got its name after the village where she was found buried in a field.

UAE adopts its largest legislative reform in its history via 40 new laws and changes

Goldman Sachs thinks these 6 global stocks could rally by 60% or more

Goldman Sachs says these 6 energy stocks still have plenty of room to run

Sheikh Mohammed approves housing projects worth Dhs3.8 billion in Dubai