Oaxaca / 28.07.2021 12:00:46
In Oaxaca, in the vicinity of the municipality of San Agustín de las Juntas, residents denounced that an archaeological tomb from pre-Columbian times was desecrated, where various pieces were found, including a vase and one crock pot, apparently from the Zapotec culture.
According to the complaint, which was asserted before the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the looting was committed in the area “El Mangal”, where a private work is being carried out.
The complaint reveals that the pieces and objects found inside the pre-Hispanic grave were apparently stolen by the municipality authorities and his whereabouts are unknown.
“They took several pieces, put them in the truck and left,” said residents.
The inhabitants of the area refer that the members of the municipal commissariat went to make a demarcation, while workers who were digging land in a private work would be the ones who, in their excavations, made the discovery.
The villagers demand an explanation from the municipal authority of what happened, due to the importance of what could have been located and could represent a point of tourist attraction for the town.
In San Agustín de las Juntas There are several sites with archaeological remains from the pre-Columbian era with origins of the Zapotec culture, which have never been treated and whose areas have been invaded with houses, which were built irregularly by the invasion and sale of lots of land in the area of the closed.