Colonial Painting Found in Palacio de Bellas Artes Restored

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MEXICO CITY.- Specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) restored 40 square meters of a 17th century mural painting discovered in the subsoil of Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City, during reconditioning work conducted at the building. Fragments of mural painting were located on the rests of a wall of the former convent of Visitacion de Maria Santisima, which existed until mid-19th century in the terrain occupied to present by the Palacio de Bellas Artes. A fountain was discovered as well in the northwest area of the former convent. Claudia Salgado Ricaño, restorer at INAH, informed that the finding occurred in December 2009 during the excavation conducted to build a cistern at the eastern patio. “We found decorative elements in excellent conservation state of the Convent of the Visitation