The Mitchell-Hedges skull is a skull carved out of pure quartz that was allegedly unearthed in 1924 by Anna Le Guillon Mitchell-Hedges in what is modern-day Belize as of 2014. Mitchell-Hedges claimed to have found the crystal skull underneath a collapsed Mayan temple,
The Mitchell-Hedges skull measures 8 inches long, 5 inches wide and 5 inches high. It weighs approximately 12 pounds. According to the Archaeological Institute of America, the artifact is not a Mayan relic. It is thought to have been fashioned in the early 1920s using modern diamond-tipped carving tools. The skull remained in the possession of Anna Mitchell-Hedges until her death in 2007. As of August 2014, possession of the skull rests with her widowed husband.