Saturday, October 25, 2014

Feria de Todos los Santos Colima 2014

The Halloween Fair will come to Colima in 2014 and take place on the heroes of Chapultepec Avenue from October 31 until November 17, three weeks making these the most important weeks throughout Colima. As is usual in this show we will be able to enjoy with our families arena , village theater , casino fair, sporting and cultural events, a lovely shopping area, 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pajaro Bandera

"tzinitzcan" (nahuatl)
Trogon mexicanus Swainson 1827 (TROGONIDAE)

The forests surrounding the Laguna La Maria; the volcano of Colima and Sierra Manantlán -Municipios Comala and Minatitlan (Biosphere Reserve) are inhabited by one of the rarest bird species in Mexico: the bandera bird, a close relative of the quetzal, distinguished for having the green, white and red feathers.

In 2000, in the Biosphere Reserve of Manantlán, Jalisco, this species was used as a symbol of environmental pride, and as charismatic species to encourage support for the Reserve, in order to induce the reduction of forest fires caused by agricultural activities. This campaign lasted three years, generating positive results for species conservation and the environment.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1,500-year-old shaman discovered in Colima grave

Ancient shaman discovered in Mexican tomb: 1,500-year-old sculpture found guarding bodies in underground shaft

-- The tomb, complete with the figure, was uncovered by archaeologists in the city of Villa de Alvarez in Colima, Mexico
-- Six pots of different sizes and human bones were found in the underground burial chamber along with the figure, which measures around 20 inches
-- Few of the statues have been found intact as many have fallen victim to grave robbers in the region

  • The site

    The Shaman

    He has been guarding a tomb for over 1,500 years.

    And only now have a team of archaeologists come across a shaman sculpture in an underground burial chamber in the state of Colima, Mexico.

    It is unusual to find one of the statues intact as many have fallen victim to tomb raiders over the centuries.
    The sculpture has a long face and holds a weapon - probably an axe - to guard the shaft tomb which was covered over by slabs of volcanic rock.

    It was uncovered by archaeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) who have become the first people to see the sculpture in hundreds of years.

    Archaeologist Marco Zavaleta explained that the model was found in the entrance of an underground funerary space in Villa de Alvarez.

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    Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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