Archaeological Museum of Tenerife

   In 1913, the Tenerife Island Council acquired part of the collections of the Scientific Society founded by Juan Bethencourt Alfonso, and established the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife. During the Franco era, the museum was the home of important work by Luis Diego Cuscoy on the pre- Spanish islanders, the Guanches. During the 1990s, the museum was moved to new, larger premises in Santa Cruz but gained notoriety for the "discovery" of the "Zenata Stone", an apparently politically inspired forgery of an inscription designed to promote the Canarian independence movement.
   M. R. EDDY

Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. 2013.

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