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The Acahualinca Museum temporarily closed | Jan 6, 2006

Further Reading

The Acahualinca Footprints Museum is temporarily closed. Experts from the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture are working in the maintenance of the museum. These works might finish in February or March when the museum will reopen.

Works are realized to restore and to improve the walls that protect the excavation where the original footprints can be appreciated (which date from approximately 6,000 years ago)

The traces, discovered in 1874, belong to persons and animals of the prehistoric times, preserved in volcanic stone. Its name was given after the place in which they were discovered: the Acahualinca neighborhood of Managua, located on the banks of the lake Xolotlán.