Pearls Found in Mexican Tomb

Pearls found in Mexican tomb. The principal figure was richly adorned with jade beads, a loincloth with pearls, jade pendants of different shapes on his ankles and knees, bracelets, armbands, a mask with green obsidian eyes and a pyrite mirror, and was surrounded by 15 vessels.


In an adjoining chamber was found a fourth skeleton, this one of a woman, also with a treasure of jade and pearls, earrings, amber beads and other objects.

The archaeologists stressed the similarity of this tomb with others discovered in the mid-20th century at La Venta Tabasco, one of the chief centers of the Olmec culture.

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