The gold treasures of Tomb 7 are one of the wonders
of the Mesoamerican period, today they are displayed in
the Cultural Centre of Oaxaca (Museo de las Culturas
de Oaxaca) which was built in the former Santo
Covering periods from pre-historic to near the
present the cultural center highlight is of course the
Alfonso Caso trove of gold found in Tomb 7 of Monte
The collection includes gold necklaces where the gold
has been formed into a variety of different types of
beads, and these strung into necklaces of ten of multi
strands. In some of the most elaborate the gold in
interspersed with green jade and dark red coral pieces
in intricate patterns.
The entrance fee is 57 peso per person and gives all
day access to the entire museum, not just the Tomb 7
Audio guides are available in English or Spanish for
Most of the written explanations within the museum are in
Spanish only so for those not able to read Spanish an
English guidebook, available from the museum store, or
the English audio guide are recommended.
The center is open from 10:00AM until 7PM in the
evening, every day except on Monday.