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Tepexpan Museum - Museum - Mexico

A few years after the discovery of the “oldest human remains” in America near Tepexpan in 1947, this museum was enthusiastically erected to show off Mexico’s own paleontological marvel. Unfortunately the skeleton has since been revealed to be nowhere near as old as the 12,000 years originally claimed; the truer figure is closer to 2,000. The museum's bones, obsidian chips and old blankets aren’t worth making a specific trip for but the museum and pretty village of Tepexpan itself are a worthwhile diversion if you have time after the pyramids.

11 km, Mexico-Teotihuacan Highway, Acolman, Estado de MĂ©xico

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Getting There
Buses from Indios Verdes metro in Mexico City and combis from Teotihuacan drop you off on the motorway, about a five-minute walk from the museum. The village is another ten-minute walk.

Price Description: Free ($3 with video camera),

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9 a.m.

Open Hours to:4:30 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: None

The pyramids of Teotihuacan

Contact Information:
Phone: (594) 957 0223

15 Apr 2009

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