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    A new exhibit includes the upper torso and head of a red goddess sculpture, carved from stone and found buried at the ancient American Indian city of Cahokia. Note the serpent wrapped around her head. This artifact dates to the 12th century.

    A new exhibit includes the upper torso and head of a red goddess sculpture, carved from stone and found buried at the ancient American Indian city of Cahokia. Note the serpent wrapped around her head. This artifact dates to the 12th century.

    Photo courtesy Illinois State Archaeological Survey

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  • Editor’s note:
    More information about the exhibit “Cahokia’s Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink and the Underworld.”

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