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January 28th 2015
Published: June 21st 2017
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The Anthropological Museum in Xalapa (an otherwise unremrkable town) s reckoned to be the second best in Mexico - after the national museum in Mexico City. And that might well be true, but the day we visited the National Museum it was very crowded (being a free of charge entry day for Mexicans, if not for us) and not having enough descriptive material in English.
Xalapa. on the other hand, we had almost entrely to ourelves and a vdry useful audio guide in English was available.
The building swoops down a hillside moving you down from the earlest history to the last stages of pre-Hispanic development. And many of the artefacts are breathaking in their beauty, in the miracle of their preservation (life-size pottery models of gods etc) and in the excellence of the preservation.
So that's it for this posting - a museum to be celebrated and lots of photos of exhibits.



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