Costa Rica Entertainment – The National Museum opened a new exhibition called “Diquís: patrimonio de la humanidad.”
It is designed to give us a glimpse into the various archaeological sites that Costa Rica incorporated on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2014. The exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. and Sundays from 9 a. m. at 4:30 p. m.
These sites are all in Puntarenas but remain largely unknown by both Costa Ricans and tourists. The exhibition features four sites, Finca 6, Batambal, Grijalba and El Silencio and explains the political, social and cultural structure that they represent, the Diquís Delta pre-Columbian society.
This society reached its peak between 800 and 1550 b.c. They lived on a plain formed by river sediments from the Térraba and Sierpe. The people lived in communion with nature and had access to a vast amount of natural resources in the forest, rivers and sea. They led a spiritual life.
Some of the items found at these sites include stone spheres, remains of roads, mounds, tombs, a ceremonial center, homes and sculptures. The exhibition includes stone, ceramic and gold objects from this collection.
These items attest to the high degree of craft specialization and social organization that marked the society.