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Tour:Cochineal Facility and visit the Zaachila archaeological site
9:00 AM
Oaxaca Lending Library
Tour a Cochineal Facility and visit the Zaachila archaeological site
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9 to 3
For centuries before the invention of artificial dyes, cochineal was one of the most prized and costly commodities on earth. Mexico, and more specifically Oaxaca state, was the world’s principal source of this precious substance, which produced the intense red color sought by the cardinals of the Church, the British military and weavers and painters on every continent. We’ll learn more about the production of cochineal on today’s outing, and then visit the archaeological ruins and city market in Zaachila, which was the political capital of the Zapotec empire when the Spanish arrived in the Valley of Oaxaca in 1526.
An inexpensive lunch will be had at the new food court in Zaachila on the road back to Oaxaca. (Note: tour price does not include lunch.)

Payment either at the OLL front desk or on the OLL Event page https://www.oaxlibrary.org/online-store. Early registration advised. Members: 350 pesos Non-members: 400 pesos
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: 519 Pino Suarez, Centro Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca 68000
Phone: 9515169715

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