Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Dr. Jones, again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. Can you box that for me, please?"

Dumbarton Oaks, the famous house museum and gardens here in Washington, D.C., has the actual stone statue of the Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl (patron of birth and midwives) on which the golden idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark is based. And yes, you can buy a copy in the museum bookstore for $40.

The Washington Post has published a neat backstory on one of the coolest movie props ever!

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