Costa Rica Coffee Guide

National Museum restoring Costa Rica’s largest pre-Columbian sphere

May 8, 2019

More than three years of analysis are culminating in 2019 with the restoration of Costa Rica’s largest pre-Columbian stone sphere.

The National Museum showcased its efforts Wednesday at El Silencio archaeological site in Palmar Sur de Osa, Puntarenas.

Via Museo Nacional.

According to the National Museum, the principal objective of the restoration project is “to preserve the historical and archaeological value of this archaeological resource.”

“The works carried out are due to a need to improve the sphere’s conditions given its age and the effects of the climate,” said Wendy Segura, spokesperson for the National Museum. “This process seeks to improve the conditions of this sphere and allows it to maintain its optimal state of stability.”

The project will be completed with in a partnership with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History and its National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography.

The sphere in question weighs nearly 53,000 pounds and has a diameter of 8.73 feet.

Read more about Costa Rica’s mysterious stone spheres in The Tico Times. 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020
Costa Rica
21246 views
Costa Rica
21246 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 9, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 649 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 6,485 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital
Costa Rica
7558 views
Costa Rica
7558 views

Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday previewed a new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, which could be used…

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports
Costa Rica
4728 views
Costa Rica
4728 views

News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…