Three stone spheres headed south to Boruca community

The Museo Nacional said Tuesday that it was sending three stone spheres to the Boruca community near Buenos Aries de Puntarenas.

A five-ton sphere will be located near the museum of the community, and smaller spheres will be placed at the high school and the elementary school, said the museum.

The spheres come from the museum’s storage facility in Pavas.

The largest sphere is 1.7 meters in diameter, said the museum.  That is 5 feet, 7 inches.

The native people who live in the Boruca community are generally believed to be the descendants of the person who made the spheres, probably around 700 A.D. up until shortly before the arrival of the Spanish. No one really knows.

The arrival of the spheres will be greeted with a fiesta Friday and Saturday. The museum workers are offering cultural activities Friday for the community’s children. These include workshops about the spheres and discussions of the archeological importance of the area. Saturday there will be music, dancing and traditional foods.

The Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Boruca and the  Asociación La Flor de Boruca are involved in the activities. With the help of the Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia, the organizations raised the money to transport the spheres.

The community is not far from the location in Palmar Sur where the museum is developing a satellite center to showcase the spheres.

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