Izapa Olmec & Mayan
Archaeological Ruins
Group "F" Sculptures & Monuments.

Near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.
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George & Eve DeLange

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Group "F" 11 km South East Of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.
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Izapa, Group "F" Sculptures:

Izapa: There are many sculptures lying about the area of Group "F". We are placing them on this page and as we learn more about what they represent, we will add that information to this page.

It is a shame that there are no signs indicating what these structures are about. We did receive a copied folder from the caretaker but it is such a bad copy that it is hard to read. We have labeled the photos on this page the best we could with the information provided.

In 1975 it was discovered that the Giant Turtle Head Monument was magnetic in three places upon the head. It is thought that the sculptor was aware of the three places in the stone that contained the mineral magnetite, and that he carved the head around them.

It is interesting that when a compass is held in front of the nose of the Giant Turtle Head, the needle moves from the north & it points due west.

When the compass is held at the back of the Giant Turtle Head, It has the opposite effect.

A third magnetic field has been found below the right eye.

Investigation has determined that the magnetite was naturally inside the stone, not artificially placed into the stone.

All of our photographs on this page are of Group F.

A great place to stay when visiting Izapa is the nearby business city of Tapachula (tah-pah-CHOO-lah): The náhuatl word, (TLAPACHOLI) means "flooded House."

Tapachula is located in the SE corner of Mexico in the state of Chiapas at the base of the Guatemalan Highlands, near the border of Guatemala and the Pacific Ocean. The city is the commercial center of a coffee-growing region and has thrived in coffee export. It is an important transportation link between Mexico and Central America.and hosts a large European and Asian population. In fact, Tapachula is considered to be an important city in the national economy of Mexico. Tapachula exhibits the typical style of Spanish built cities with a Central Park surrounded by the Municipal Palace. The Old Municipal Palace is now the House of Culture for the city.

Ceramics and leather goods are produced by local artisans. It is also a land route for the cocaine trade between Guatemala and Mexico. If driving between Guatemala and Mexico through Tapachula, expect to be stopped by the army or police at one of the checkpoints. The locals usually avoid the checkpoints by walking overland through the jungle with their illegal cargo.

One place of interest is the Museo Arqueologico del Soconusco which is a small museum displaying local finds. Including some finds from Izapa. Everything is in Spanish. It is open 11 am to 6 PM every day except Mondays. Located at the main plaza, which is called Parque Hidalgo.

Tapachula also sits at the base of an extinct volcano called El Tacaná. El Tacaná is important in the archaeology of the area since many structures at Izapa were aligned to El Tacana.

We suggest getting a hotel and then letting them arrange either a car or a tour of Izapa. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time, when traveling in Mexico. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Tapachula International Airport (IATA: TAP, ICAO: MMTP) is the international airport located at Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. It is Mexico's southernmost airport. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Tapachula.

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