Archaeological pieces found in Chalchuapa.
Two sculptures carved stone stelae and two fragments were found in the San Antonio Country House of this town.
SANTA ANA. An archaeological research conducted in the San Antonio, in Chalchuapa, allowed the removal of two sculptures that could be of “jaguar heads” carved in stone and two fragments of steles. Work began in March 2012, through the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the University of Nagoya, Japan. Explorations began with a neo-ground monitoring result that left the location of monuments buried there.
Yesterday the National Office of Cultural Heritage held a conference called “Jaguar or bat?”, Which had directed the residents of the municipality and people focused on the tourism and cultural activities. The director of archeology of the Cultural Heritage, Shione Shibata, explained that the exposed parts date back more than two thousand years ago and that this is being clarified gradually
aspects of cultures like the Olmec, Mayan and Nahua, among others. Meanwhile, the owner of the country house, Carolina de Perdomo, said that these findings will help to meet our pre-Hispanic origins. “We have the largest pyramid of El Salvador in our garden. For us it means a lot and we want to share with everyone, “he said. This country house is owned by the Perdomo family since 1873 and five generations that have managed counted. Now the owners say they are working closely with the Ministry of Culture so that each piece has discovered proper treatment. The work will be resumed in the coming days.
– EL DIARIO DE HOY