Mexican Gulf Cultures Showcased in Anthropology Museum Exhibit

Photo: INAH


The National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park opened an exhibition on pre-Columbian Gulf of Mexico cultures on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The exhibit, composed of 1,354 pieces, covers a variety of pre-Hispanic societies, from 1600 B.C. up until the 1518 Spanish Conquest, when it is believed that tat least 20 distinct cultures existed in the Gulf region.

The artifacts, all but three of which are original, are on loan from 40 archeological sites and museums in Veracruz, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Tabasco, and many have never before been on display outside those states.

The exhibit will remain on display through March.


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