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Yaxuná, a treasure to be found off Yucatán’s beaten path

When traveling east on the Mérida-Valladolid toll-free highway, about 20 kilometers before reaching Pisté, you will notice some disheveled old signs pointing...

Handprints found in Yucatán cave are the vestige of a Maya...

The handprints were found inside a large vaulted area deep within the cave. Photo: Courtesy A team of...

Mayapán: The last great seat of power in ancient Yucatán

View of Mayapán’s main ceremonial center. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht If someone were to describe a...

The U.S. returns ancient artifacts illegally smuggled out of Mexico

US Homeland Security Investigations returned 277 pre-Columbian objects to the Mexican consulate in Nogales, Arizona, in a repatriation ceremony on Tuesday....

Uxmal, the great seat of power of the Puuc

View of Uxmal from the Governor’s Palace. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Without a doubt, Uxmal is...

Labna and Xlapac, small but right in the action

The ancient stone arch of Labna. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Continuing south past Kabah and Sayil,...

Kabah, the powerful hand of the Puuc valley

Kabah was likely the second-largest city of the Puuc region after Uxmal. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Ek Balam: The city of the black jaguar unveils its secrets

Ek Balam's acropolis. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Ek Balam is an archaeological site 30 minutes north...

Izamal, the ancient city where two cultures become one

Step pyramid in Izamal. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Izamal is a sleepy colonial city an hour...

Tren Maya leads to amazing discovery of over 8000 archaeological remains...

Thousands of ancient artifacts and structures belonging to the ancient Maya civilization have been uncovered along all...

Grad student uncovers colossal ancient Maya mask in Yucatán

The archaeological discovery was made in 2017 by Yale graduate student Jacob Welch. Photo: INAH A rare and...

Discover Xcambó, Yucatan’s great Maya port

Xcambó's largest structure, the temple of the cross. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht The ride to Xcambó,...

Chichén Itzá aims to reopen its dazzling light-and-sound shows

Over the years, the show at Chichén Itzá has received several upgrades such as sophisticated video mapping. Photograph: Carlos Rosado van...

Exploring Dzibilchaltún is easiest for early birds

Temple of the Seven dolls in Dziblichatún. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Archaeology Monday provides historical background,...

New findings shed light on ancient Maya royal house

Temple of the Jaguar, Chichen Itza, Yucatán. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht New research identifies inscriptions found...

Intense rain damaged up to 25 of Yucatan’s ancient structures

Chacmultún. Photo: Wikipedia Two hurricanes, three cold fronts and a tropical storm — all within 27 days — damaged between...

6 Mayan pyramids found this year in Yucatan

A newly discovered structure at the Chaltún Ha archeological site is eight meters high and 100 meters long. Photo: INAH

Sunken Mayan slave ship found off Sisal coast

A detail of the iron skylight from the bow area of the Mayan slave ship "La Union," which was found off...

Archaeology sites and museums in Yucatan opening soon

Photo: Getty INAH announced a staggered reopening of Yucatan's archaeological zones and related museums. The...

The lure of red ocher could explain human skeletons in Yucatan’s...

Divers found evidence that humans around 12,000 to 14,000 years ago took huge risks while searching for iron-rich red ocher, which...

Carib settlers traveled from Yucatan Peninsula, archaeological study suggests

The Yucatan Peninsula has a key role in how the Caribbean islands were settled, reports Live Science.

Shark tooth fossils, millions of years old, found in Merida cenote

At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.

British Museum and Google open Maya collections to a wider, online...

The British museum used glass negatives from the 19th century to help recreate vestiges of the Maya world. Photo: Google

‘Maya steamroller,’ which helped build ancient highways, is being restored

Restoration work has begun on a "Mayan steamroller" that helped pave pre-Hispanic mega highways more than 1,200 years ago.