Costa Rica Opens New Public Museum for Ancient Stone Spheres

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The government of Costa Rica announced that starting next Saturday a museum will be open to the public in the south of the country, home of the mystical pre-Columbian stone spheres.

    The director of the National Museum, Christian Kandler, said in a statement that the Villa 6 is one of the most significant and most iconic archaeological sites, and one of the most important and unique features in the country for locals and foreign tourists alike.

    The archaeological site has a visitor center as well as a small museum where the exhibition will display “Chiefdoms in the Delta Diquís” and information about ancient societies that inhabited the area and objects associated with the stone spheres.

    “The sample contains information about the relationship between these communities and the environment that supports them served and inspired their worldview, which also presents data on the social and cultural complexity achieved,” said the Ministry of Culture in a statement.

    Visitors can also take tours to see up close the stone spheres, some of them in their original alignments, which research suggests may be related to constellations, the equinoxes and solstices.

    The stone spheres, with a perfection in roundness of 95%, were created by the Boruca Indians in Southern Costa Rica between 400 and 1500 AD, and have so far been about 200 of them have been discovered.

    There are four archaeological sites: Villa 6, Batambal, Grijalva and El Silencio, located in the Delta of Diquís province of Puntarenas, in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.

    In these places there are dozens of areas, the largest of which is 2.57 meters in diameter and 15 tons in weight, with stone foundations of ancient Indian dwellings and roads that formed the settlements of this population.

    In the past, many of these sculptures were removed from their original sites or destroyed or damaged by the myth that there was treasure hidden inside. (EFE)

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