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The ancient city of Altun Há was once one of the most important Mayan cities in Northern Belize. Today it’s among the most visited attractions in this tiny Central American country, especially by cruisegoers arriving at Belize city's nearby port.
In its heyday, Oxtankah was among the most prosperous centers in the region and the largest city in the Bay of Chetumal.
The archaeological site of Cobá, one of the most popular in the country, will be closed indefinitely for maintenance.
After a prolonged hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeologists in Yucatán are getting back to work. One of the projects now underway is an...
If you are reading this, chances are that at one point or another you have dreamed of the “romantic life” of an archaeologist. But if...
The Cacaxtla-Xochitécatl archaeological site is one of the most interesting and unique in all of Mexico. Aside from its massive structures and breathtakingly beautiful vistas, this ancient city in Central Mexico boasts a rather out-of-place feature — Maya murals.
The grandeur of Teotihuacán is hard to overstate. It is easy to understand why their cultural descendants, the famed Aztecs, thought the great city lay at the center of the universe itself.
Copán is also one of Honduras's most important tourist attractions and one of its few restored archaeological sites.
Dzibilchaltún is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, according to a press release by CULTUR.
Caracol is a large ancient Mayan city located in Belize's Cayo District and just a few kilometers from the Guatemalan border.
Dzibilchaltún is set to open to the public once again after the lifting of a four-month blockade.
The ancient city of Tikal is widely considered to be one of the most impressive in all of Mesoamerica. Its importance in the development of classical Maya culture is hard to overstate.
A wooden canoe used by the ancient Maya and believed to be over 1,000 years old has turned up in Yucatán. It is nearly...
Tatiana Proskouriakoff is remembered for laying the foundation for understanding Mayan historical texts and reconstructing the political history of Mayan city-states.
Calakmul is an ancient Mayan city found deep in the jungle of the southeastern Mexican state of Campeche, near the border with Guatemala.
INAH said it has detected evidence of nearly 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites along the route of the Mayan Train. The archaeological discoveries...
The megalodon, or “big tooth” is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 2.3 to 3.6 million years ago from the early Miocene to the Pliocene periods.
Part of its appeal likely has to do with the fact that it is rarely visited by tourists because of how poor the roads needed to access it are
The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.
Recent research suggests that Dzibanché was one of the largest early Mayan cities in the entirety of Mesoamerica and may have been the first capital of the Kan, the first great Maya dynasty.
A group of INAH archaeologists led by Patricia Meehan Hermanson has begun restoration work on Kohunlich’s famous giant stucco masks in Quintana Roo.