The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 28, 2016

National Institute of Anthropology and History Announces that Petroglyphs in Sinaloa are Graffiti-Free
Las Labradas, Sinaloa archaeological site. Photo: Mauricio Marat/INAH.
MEXICO CITY.- Las Labradas, Sinaloa is an archaeological site where more than 300 petroglyphs have been found to present, and maintenance and cleaning work to retire graffiti stains are about to be finished.

Work is part of Temporary Employment Program (PET), promoted by Secretariat of Social Development (SEDESOL) and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), which also attends maintenance labors at Cerro de la Mascara, another petroglyph site, and the former Jesuit College in Sinaloa, located in El Fuerte and Sinaloa de Leyva municipalities. Investment has been 500,000 MXP.

Located at Meseta de Cacaxtla Protected Natural Area, in San Ignacio municipality, Las Labradas Conservation and Minor Maintenance Project registers a 90 per cent advance in the first stage, which consists on cleaning and maintenance of the petroglyph area and access road.

Maria de los Angeles Heredia Zavala, director of Sinaloa INAH Center, remarked that during the second stage, petroglyphs will be attended, applying a protective layer on the geometric and anthropomorphic figures that were damaged with graffiti.

Other tasks include cleaning 4 kilometers of beach, whitening stones by the side of the road, weeding archaeological monticules, installing a security hut and signalizing the road that connects with Mazatlan-Culiacan highway.

The Sinaloa INAH Center director informed that La Mascara Archaeological Site has benefited also by PET. Stone staircase rebuilding, rehabilitation of the access road, route signalization, ecologic sanitary facilities and protective mesh installation, as well as cleaning tasks, continue at the El Fuerte municipality site, where petroglyphs that represent animals and plants are located.

The 18th century building that used to be a Jesuit College, Antiguo Colegio Jesuita de Sinaloa de Leyva, is the third monument in Sinaloa benefited with PET. Conservation and maintenance work is being conducted at the mission, such as cleaning and consolidation of bricks at the bell tower and installation of a fence.

Temporary workers are inhabitants of the nearby municipalities. This way INAH and SEDESOL reactivate employment in several states in Mexico and continue preserving archaeological and historic heritage.

National Institute of Anthropology and History | Las Labradas | Sinaloa | Cacaxtla | petroglyphs |

Today's News

August 10, 2009

Anish Kapoor Installation Opens in October as Part of Guggenheim's 50th Anniversary

Fundació Arranz-Bravo to Open New Art Space in Barcelona

The Whitney Presents a Special Exhibition Exploring Lucinda Child's Legendary Dance

Major Exhibition of French Drawings to Open in October at the Morgan

The Portland Art Museum Reveals Shine a Light: A Night at the Museum

First Major Exhibition of Women Artists and Surrealism to be Held in Europe

Dale Chihuly Exhibition Next Year will Dazzle Audiences in Nashville

4th Biennial of the Moving Image: Film, Video and Installations in Twelve Special Venues in Mechelen

Israeli Potter Irit Abba, Winner of the Andrea F. Bronfman Prize, Exhibits at Tel Aviv Museum

Bridges and the Span of Time: Fifty Artist Survey Exhibition of Bridges of the Hudson Valley

Noguchi's Original Vision for the Museum Brought to Life in Reinstallation of Collection and Building Renovation

Artist Duo Celebrate Tenth Anniversary with New Book: Media Hacking vs.Conceptual Art

First Comprehensive Retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton's Oeuvre to be Shown in Maastricht

The Asheville Art Museum to Present Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

63rd Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair Draws Large, Enthusiastic Crowds to Downtown Bellevue

National Institute of Anthropology and History Announces that Petroglyphs in Sinaloa are Graffiti-Free

Author Tackles "Gallerist" in New Edition of How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist

An Exhibition Inspired by the Artists Featured in 'Beautiful Losers'

Impressionist Treasures from Tacoma Art Museum's Permanent Collection to be Shown for First Time in Years

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

2.- Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth

3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky

5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

Related Stories

Archaeologists find Maya ceramics and mural paintings in three underwater caves in Mexico

Pedro Ramirez Vazquez

Mexican archaeologists find Aztec temple platform at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin

Mexican Funerary Masks Travel to France for Exhibition at the Pinacothèque de Paris

Two Pyramids at Santo Nombre Archaeological Site were Restored by INAH

Mexican Archaeologists Say Tonina Ballgame Court may Be the One Described in Popol Vuh

Mexican Archaeologists Report Finding Prehispanic Objects at Nevado de Toluca

Archaeologists Discover Two More Human Skeletons Accompanied by a Rich Offering

Archaeologists Discover Two More Human Skeletons Accompanied by a Rich Offering at Chiapa de Corzo

Drawings and Sketches that Reflect Mexico's Independence Period Published

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful