There is an archeological dig happening right now in Oconahua (called “Palacio de Ocomo”) and has been active for several years now. Ana and I have visited the site a few times over the years and since it’s not really open to the public yet, we simply approach and ask for a private tour. Eventually a museum will be built on site and more tourists will come to the town; in the meantime it’s an interesting perspective on a site in progress.
Michelle, the archeologist, is in our English classes and was our tour guide for Sylvia, Ana and myself. As excavation occurs, each stone is unearthed, marked and then re-constructed with painstaking effort. The site is HUGE and sections are worked slowly.
For the history and background of this site, visit: Ocomo.