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Out of fear, no one protested. Carefully designed intrigue split the town along political party and religious lines, and by early 2001 many were intimidated into supporting the removal of the sculptures. Those who were not in favor received threats and physical violence. A state of siege existed in Tenochtitlán for more than a year, and organized endeavors to keep the sculptures in the region dissolved. In this way, a carefully designed, tense social climate opened the way for extracting the sculptures.
The last sector displays different objects and mural paintings, as well as a three-dimensional model of the interpretation of the Mythological Animals mural painting. 28 / Linda Manzanilla I suggest a reorganization of this museum so as to create a more articulated discourse. • Thus, first there should be a map showing the places where the mural paintings (replicated in the museum) come from, so that we may know the different sectors and contexts. • Second, the construction and painting techniques, changes through time, and description of the different raw materials and their proveniences should be discussed.
Matt returned in 1946 for another season of exciting discoveries, which National Geographic magazine colorfully spread across its lustrous pages (Matthew Stirling 1947). When the research was completed, the stone monuments remained at the site. From 1946 to 1960, no archaeological work was conducted at San Lorenzo, but the monumental sculpture had attracted the attention of national and international museums. At that time the conditions for safeguarding the sculptures did not exist in the town, nor was there an adequate regional communication Community Museums in the San Lorenzo Tenochitlán Region, Mexico / 33 network.