Chiapas and Tabasco Sights

Museo Mesoamericano del Jade

  • Av. 16 de Septiembre 16 Map It
  • Centro

Published 08/09/2016

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Jade was prized as a symbol of wealth and power by Olmec, Teotihuacán, Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec nobility, and this museum shows jade pieces from different Mesoamerican cultures. The most impressive piece is a reproduction of the sarcophagus lid from Pakal's tomb, at Palenque. If asking for directions, remember that J in Spanish carries an H sound, making the word “jade” pronounced “HAH-day.“

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Av. 16 de Septiembre 16, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 29200, Mexico

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Published 08/09/2016


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