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In the La Venta Park-Museum is exhibiting 36 pieces of monumental proportions, five of which are located in room access
 we introduce the Olmec world through information panels, and 33 monoliths, which are outdoors, among which are:
The head of Jaguar, Monkey Looking to Heaven, Humanized Jaguar, the Great Altar, the Mosaic of Jaguar, King, Colossal Head,
Altar with Gift, Grandmother, and the Old Head.

Although they all come from La Venta, were prepared at different times, over a period of not less than six hundred years
 although its distribution in this museum bears no chronological order, but have been classified into four groups: altars
 contrails, and stunning sculptures in colossal heads.

The imagery shown in these works is very broad, and not only teach us manners
 and the probable physical type of the Olmecs, but also its social, political and economic.

The museum visit begins with an introductory room, where it is located, by means of images and a model,
the archaeological site of La Venta in the Mesoamerican context.

Then passed to the jungle, which has been reproduced in this space, where the sculptures are scattered among the vegetation and litter,
 and some animals roaming free, like deer, raccoons and monkeys. There are also jaguars and crocodiles in captivity
among the latter is a very famous in Villahermosa, who is called "Papillon" because he has escaped several times from museum
and is not only the oldest but the largest of all who live there.


Doing a bit of history, one could say they were the archaeologists Frans Blom and Oliver La Farge who discovered at La Venta
 Huimanguillo municipality, Tabasco, the remnants of a political and religious center, and Matthew Stirling and Philip Drucker explored the area in 1940.
Although the two first became aware of the great outdoor imprtancia of culture, the last placed to flourish
 between 800 and 400 BC.

In the fifties, he discovered a rich tapestry Pemex energy, near the town of La Venta,
which began to explode immediately, changing the natural environment and destroying many traces constructed by that culture.

 For this reason, Carlos Pellicer Camara initiative was launched to rescue a large number of archaeological,
transferring them to the city of Villahermosa in a natural, as assumed they were when they met.

 The museum park is named after the place where the pieces were found
. And it was from there, and through efforts of the poet Carlos Pellicer since 1951, moved to Villahermosa. Pellicer found an ideal place to house the monumental sculptures that amaze the world: eight acres of forest located on the shores of Lake of Illusions. Pellicer wanted the landscape was very similar to home and put the pieces according to unearth them as they were before. So, in July and August 1957, starts the transfer of large monoliths with the help of various government institutions in Mexico

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