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La Venta, Complex A.
Olmec Archaeological Ruins.

Tabasco, Mexico
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LA VENTA, Complex A.

This is the ceremonial center of this ancient city. It is composed of earth platforms which are laid out symetrically around two courtyards.

It is a complex of basalt boundary posts, rectangular earth mounds, pyramids (one with basalt sarcophagus and buried basalt post and lintel enclosure), buried stone pavements, jaguar masks, sunken courts, and buried offerings of figurines and celts.

During the excavations carried out in 1942, 1943, and 1955, more than 50 offerings were found of votive candles, clay vessels, jewelry, jade figurines, and sixteen stone sculptures.

A group of basalt columns mark the east and west boundary of the Northern Courtyard. Mound A - 2 marks the Northern boundary, which contains a tomb made up of basalt columns which resemble logs. Inside the tomb were found the remains of two young people who were covered in very rich jade jewelry.

To the South, were two small adobe mounds under which massive offerings were discovered. Each of these consisted of an artificial cavity within which a stone platform was built. On this was placed an avbstract designed mosaic composed of serpentine blocks and covered with clays and the above mentioned mounds.

Complex A was severely damaged from 1950 to 1987 due to the extraction of oil by the Government Of Mexico.

The major portion of the discoveries at this site were taken to the museums of Villahermosa and Mexico City.

These photos were taken January 27, 2004. About 10:00 AM.

A great place to stay when visiting the Villahermosa PARQUE LA VENTA in Villahermosa and LA VENTA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE near Huimanguillo is the Crowne Plaza Hotel VILLAHERMOSA, TAB. PASEO USUMACINTA 1708 TABASCO; VILLAHERMOSA, 86035 MEXICO.

The Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel is ideal for business and pleasure.

The Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel is a modern style hotel offering full services in the city.

It is about 2 miles from the La Venta Park.

We have links on this page that will connect you with the Crowne Plaza Villahermosa Hotel.

Another great place to stay when visiting the Villahermosa PARQUE LA VENTA in Villahermosa and LA VENTA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE near Huimanguillo is the Holiday Inn Express VILLAHERMOSA TABASCO 2000 PERIFERICO CARLOS PELLICER C. #4000; VILLAHERMOSA, 86035 MEXICO.

It also provides complete services at a great price.

It is about 1.5 miles from the La Venta Park.

We have links on this page that will connect you with the Holiday Inn Express Villahermosa Hotel.

We suggest getting a hotel in Villahermosa and then letting them arrange either a car or a tour of Villahermosa and/or the PARQUE LA VENTA. You also could arrange for a tour of the LaVenta Archaeological Site near Huimanguillo. You will need a full day for that tour. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time, when traveling in Mexico. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!

Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport or Villahermosa International Airport (IATA: VSA, ICAO: MMVA) is the international airport located at Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Villahermosa.

Therefore, we have placed a link to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Villahermosa; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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Structure A 5.Jaguar ? Monument.
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Audrey DeLange Looking
NE Across Complex A
Structure A 3 & A 4
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Basalt Column.
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Northern Most Basalt Columns
NW Corner Of Complex A
Looking North East
Monument Three In Background.
Southern Most Basalt Columns
NW Corner Of Complex A
Looking East
Monument Three In Background.
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Audrey DeLange At Structure A 3
In Background Jungle.
George DeLange At Structure A 3
In Background Jungle.
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Looking SE Toward Structure C 1
From NW Of Complex A.
Monument Five
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Looking SE Toward Structure C 1
From Complex A.
La Venta Ruins Flowers.

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