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Another building which was destroyed in the fire set by infamous William Walker and was re-built 1867-68. The original building used to serve as W Walker's headquaters and housed university later until 1951, when Somoza had it shut down. Today there is a museum in the convent premises, which I visited as part of the guided tour to Las Isletas. The museum is small but interesting having the Squier-Zapatera collection of pre-Columbian monumental sculpture. These black basalt monuments of the Chorotegan culture date from about 800 to 1200 AD and were unearthed by the American diplomat Ephraim Squier on the nearby island of Zapatera in Lago Nicaragua in 1849.

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