Quirky and Scary Photos from Oaxaca, Mexico
(This first one is definitely just quirky—an inventive sign for a sandwich shop?)
Now for some museum items, which I saw at the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca (Museum of Oaxacan Cultures):
This woman-in-birth figurine on the right might be up to 3500 years old.
This carving on the left could very well depict a war captive with amputated genitals. (Archaeologists aren't one hundred percent certain, but it seems plausible.)
Here's one more ancient Mesoamerican artifact. I don't know how old it is or what it represents, since I didn't take a picture of its information card, but it is very... distinctive, for sure.
Now for some more sand art—a skeletal horseman and a pretty skull:
...and finally, what might be scariest of all—some Spanish arms and armor from the era of la conquista.