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.

Read entire article about pearls found in Mexican tomb.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Pearl News.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.