The monolith from Coatlinchan (aka Statue of Tlatoc) is a giant statue depicting the Aztec god of Rain. It weighs an estimated 200 tons and stands at a height of approximately 23 ft. As to how the ancients were planning to move this monolithic stone in the past remains a mystery to this day.
If any of you have been to Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, you may have noticed this statue standing at the entrance. Have you ever wondered how did it get to its present location? It was originally discovered in a quarry near Coatlinchan before it was moved to Mexico City in 1964. Below are some rare pictures that show the statue in its original location before it made its great journey to the Museo Nacional de Antropología.