Regional Museuum of Oaxaca
The Regional Museum of Oaxaca is housed in a beautiful green stone building attached to Santo Domingo Church.
It contains the Mixtec treasures from Tomb Seven at Monte Alban. This and other archaeological sections make the most sense if you visit them after seeing some sites in the Central Valleys.
The Mixtec trove on the museum's lower floor dates from the
mid 14th century, when the Mixtecs reused an old Zapotec tomb
at Monte Alban to bury one of their kings and his sacrificed
servants. Together with the bodies they placed a hoard of
beautifully-worked silver, turquoise, coral, jade, amber, jet,
pearls, finely carved jaguar and eagle bone, and gold. It was
discovered in 1932 by Alfonso Caso. Other sections of the
museum cover the history of Oaxaca State since the Spanish
conquest, the state
Hours: The museum is generally open from 10 am. to 8 pm., Tuesday to Sunday. Entry is 20 pesos, free on Sunday and holidays.