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Archaeological Museum de La Costa Grande

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If you think that modern Mexican resorts have absolutely nothing better to do than to sunbathe on the beach and to go fishing in the open sea, you are wrong. In the town of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Archaeological Museum is open de La Costa Grande, where an extensive collection of artifacts relating to the history of pre-Columbian America.

The archaeological Museum is located in the southern part of the municipal beach near the fisherman's Wharf. It consists of six halls that host a collection of items telling about the history and culture of the Indians living in this part of the coast of Guerrero. Some artifacts belong to the civilization of the Olmecs and the Toltecs, who mastered the land, which is now the resort of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

The first hall exhibits a collection of artifacts found during excavations of the settlements on the coast of the Mexican States of Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima and Guerrero. The second room contains ceramics and household items, decorated with carvings, discovered in the archaeological zone of Cerro de La Madera. The exhibits of the third hall of the Museum give an idea about the Indian methods of cultivation, growing of forage plants and use of the gifts of nature in the construction of dwellings. For example, the walls of some houses of the Indians were built of intertwined thick branches, covered with dirt. Collection in the room at number four describes aspects of the life of the local tribes between 200 and 750 years BC that's when there were ball games and new technique of creating ceramics. The fifth room is dedicated to a small period in the history of the Aztecs, starting from 1487 to 1520 years, when it created the province of Cihuatlan. In the sixth hall you can find items concerning the colonial period, when in the XVI-XVII centuries, the towns of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo was the most important Spanish ports in the New world.