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Exhibition of archaeological pieces and history of the Managua Valleys

From the José Coronel Urtecho Cultural and Polytechnic Center, the municipality, through the Directorate of Historical and Cultural Heritage, held this Saturday, May 4, the first archaeological and history exhibition of the Valleys of Managua.

The activity was developed within the framework of the celebration of National Dignity Day and is an impressive collection of pieces that were found in different neighborhoods of the capital.

“We are 200 protagonists, among them students of Art, Culture, Research, it is very valuable to know the history of our ancestors, how they emerged, how they worked, we see musical instruments created at that time, this shows the skills that our ancestors, their beliefs, their cultures and we Nicaraguans inherited everything, now our obligation is that future generations also know about all these findings,” said the Mayor of Managua, Reyna Rueda Alvarado.

Each of the pieces found describes their date of existence dating from 80 years BC to 1,550 AD, pieces that were discovered from 2002 to 2022.

Ligia Obando, Archaeologist of the Directorate of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the municipality, emphasized that some fragments were found in the San Judas, San Cristóbal neighborhoods and the San Isidro de Bolas region.

“There are 23 archaeological pieces that we are exhibiting, they are from different years and sites found in Managua, we can see that we are enriched, there are more than 72 archaeological pieces and 32 from funerary burial,” said Obando.

Among the sample pieces found, jade pendants, polychrome and monochrome vessels with engravings of feathered serpents were exhibited.


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