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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Stone Boxes on Display in Mexico City

In March, my work duties took me to Mexico City, where one evening I had a little time to rush through the National Museum of Anthropology. One thing that was hard to miss was the many examples of ancient stone boxes that were used to house sacred objects such as offerings to the gods. Here is one example from Teotihuacan:



3 comments:

Bookslinger said...

Jeff, did the bottom part of the box look like it was carved out of one piece, or was the bottom part made out of 5 slabs cemented together? I can't tell from the picture.

Mormanity said...

I think it was carved.

Dieter Nacht said...

See a U.S.A. natural stone box fabricated with no corner joints used for deceased keepsakes and cremains @ www.sacredmemories.info