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The caves, also called Grutas de Juxtlahuaca "Grottos of Juxtlahuaca" , are a favorite destination of spelunkers. The caves are open to the public, but a local guide is required. The site's paintings have been estimated to be over a kilometre down a long cavern: descent times are roughly two hours and some passages are partially filled with water. The most well-known of the cave art is Painting 1, which features a large bearded man with a black cloak, a striped tunic, and an elaborate headpiece.

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The caves, also called Grutas de Juxtlahuaca "Grottos of Juxtlahuaca" , are a favorite destination of spelunkers. The caves are open to the public, but a local guide is required. The site's paintings have been estimated to be over a kilometre down a long cavern: descent times are roughly two hours and some passages are partially filled with water. The most well-known of the cave art is Painting 1, which features a large bearded man with a black cloak, a striped tunic, and an elaborate headpiece.

The arms and legs are covered with jaguar fur, and a small jaguar tail is even visible dangling down. The man is brandishing a trident at a much smaller figure crouched to his side and is carrying a long snake or snakelike object. Also of note in Juxtlahuaca is a painting of a red Feathered Serpent with green plumes, near a red jaguar whose large ears and eyes give it a youthful cast.

A design that has provisionally been interpreted as a temple was found on a stalagmite. The cave paintings have been known since at least the s, but were first professionally documented in the early s by Gillett Griffin of Princeton University and Carlo T. Gay, an Italian businessman. Archaeologist Michael D. Coe has estimated that the paintings "might probably be Early Preclassic BC, uncalibrated " in date.

It is also not known how Olmec-influenced art came to be painted hundreds of kilometres or miles from the Olmec heartland. Caves are prominent on many Olmec-style monuments: several Olmec " altars " depict priests or rulers emerging from caves, and monuments and reliefs at the archaeological site of Chalcatzingo , to the north of Juxtlahuaca, also feature cave motifs.

A dozen skeletons have been found in the so-called Hall of the Dead, located midway between the entrance and the paintings. From their positions, some extended and some in a fetal position, and their condition, covered with a stalactite crust, the skeletons are assumed to be ancient interments. Some have been partially buried as a result of a cave-in.

Just before the paintings, a foot 80 m artificial canal has been cut into the red clay floor of the cave. The purpose of this canal is not known. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the town by this name in Oaxaca, see Santiago Juxtlahuaca. Hidden categories: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata.

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Grutas de Juxtlahuaca

T he Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos , are located 42 km 26 mi from Chilpancingo in the State of Guerrero by the state highway of Mexico. The entrance to the Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos , is set off by two huge "cocoxochitl" trees. The Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos have 19 caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations such as:. Los Idolos Rotos the broken idols. Las Cataratas the waterfalls. Las Cupulas the domes.

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