Pre-Columbian life

Students from the fifth grade at Saint Jude School receive an introduction to how Costa Ricans lived before Columbus at an educational session in the new Museo de Jade.

The students were the first school group to visit the $21.5 million museum, which opened to the public Monday.

The location of the new museum is on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia.

Visible in the photo, among other artifacts, are a mano and matateused for grinding corn.

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