Oaxaca Museums of Archaeology
Culturally rich, Oaxaca has many ruin sites including two of the oldest stone cities in the new world, Monte Alban and San Jose el Mogote.
San Jose el Mogote is located about eight miles from the City of Oaxaca. The small museum houses an outstanding group of artifacts and although it may appear to be closed you can find the caretaker in town who will open it for your visit (10:00 to 2:00 - 4.00 to 6:00)
Although this site may be the oldest stone city in Mesoamerica and might be the place where the first relatively unknown and rarely visited.
Oaxaca Museums of ancient art include the Tenth Century AD City of Mitla which displays artifacts in a small museum
Oaxaca museums include the community museum near the Church in the village of Teotitlan del Valle. The church was built over an ancient temple. Artifacts from the excavations are on display in a small community museum in the village center.
Design on walls at Mitla, a later style developed after the classic style of Monte Alban
Archaeological projects continue in culturally-rich Oaxaca
Oaxaca Museum of Archeology, Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Cultural Center in Oaxaca City displays artifacts found in local ruin sites
Most tourists head for the spectacular Monte Alban six miles west of the city or to the unusual site of Mitla 30 miles to the south, a trip to San Jose el Mogote should be high on the list for those wanting to study the ancient art that developed in the valley of Oaxaca. The artifacts show Olmec influence, some being exactly like those found in the Olmec settlements on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and displayed in the Veracruz Xalapa museum or at the La Venta Museum in Villa Hermosa.
This artistic style was continued after San Jose el Mogote waned around 500 Monte Alban.
The art continued to evolve culminating in simple utilitarian ceramics and intricate mold-made tomb offerings of the 5 Th to the 7 Th Century AD Classic period.
Post Classic art included the Mixtec tomb offering found in 1932 by archaeologist Alfonso Caso and now on display at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center
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How to Get There
From the Zocalo go north to the Llano Park and the theatre building at 703, the office is on the right side of the building.
The Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art is not actually a museum of archaeology but contains a huge collection of ancient art from throughout Mexico, many pieces from the classic period of Oaxacan art.
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San Jose el Mogote
Oaxaca Museums of Art and Archaeology, San Jose El Mogote,
Oaxaca Museums of Art and Archaeology, San Jose El Mogote, San Jose el Mogote is located about eight miles from the City of Oaxaca. The small museum houses an outstanding group of artifacts . Although San Jose Museum may appear to be closed you can find the caretaker in town who will open it for your visit (10:00 to 2:00 - 4.00 to 6:00)
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Oaxaca Museums of archeology display artifact discovered at local ruin sites