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On February 23, 1978, in a large dig just off the central Zocalo (plaza) of Mexico city, within 300 yards of the great Cathedral, one of the most significant archeological finds of the decade came to light. It is a circular slab of pink stone, measuring three meters in diameter and estimated to weigh over eight tons, upon which is carved a mutilated female figure with arms, legs, and head severed from the torso.

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Gingerich, W. (1988). Three Nahuatl hymns on the mother archetype: An interpretive commentary. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 4(2), 191-244.