The Comalcalco site museum conserves and exhibits a collection of these objects which allows visitors to imagine the stews and drinks prepared in these recipients, and the type of clothing the people wore and how this city’s inhabitants liked to adorn themselves. Lovers of mathematics can also take a challenge to work out the number of bricks it took to build just one of the buildings in Comalcalco. This is based on the dimensions of the bricks, naturally.
The museum’s artifacts come from two collections, the first belonging to the teacher Rosendo Taracena in the 1910s, and the other belonging to the poet Carlos Pellicer prior to 1972. It was not until June 16, 1984 that INAH established the first site museum in Tabasco at Comalcalco, based on a plan by Amalia Cardós. Ten years later the space was renovated, reopening on October 8, using a plan worked out by Román Piña, Ricardo Armijo and Mario Pérez. In 2012 the space was extended with a second gallery prepared by Ricardo Armijo and Miriam Judith Gallegos with a new plan and new contents. The exhibition also expanded with the display of a few previously unseen pieces that had been discovered during the most recent archeological excavations.
The Comalcalco Site Museum is a public space dedicated to understanding and questioning the present though the past, allowing us to discuss the place of man and his context through history. It is a melting pot of human interaction which safeguards the common heritage, the root of identity.
Cuota por uso de cámara profesional y cámara de video: $43.00.
Carretera Comalcalco-Paraíso, C.P. 86300,
Comalcalco, Tabasco, México.
From Villahermosa, take Federal Highway 180 towards Cárdenas, turn off at the La Isla junction for Cunduacán and continue to Comalcalco.
From the Port of Veracruz, take Federal Highway 150 towards Cárdenas, and then Federal Highway 187 towards Comalcalco.
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