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The sacking of archaeological has become a serious issue, especially in the sparsely populated south of Yucatán.
When visiting El Rey, it is impossible not to notice the towering hotels of Cancun’s hotel zone visible just above the tree line.
Indigenous leaders have suggested that the Mayan Train’s 170 billion peso budget be allocated to build hospitals and provide essential services for people living in poverty across the region.
During the late classical era, the city became an important trading hub, as several roads or sacbé converged in its territory.
A view of the Temple of Inscriptions and Palace in Palenque Chiapas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
The woman, identified as María O, says that she had been walking around the perimeter of the site when all of a sudden she was shoulder deep in thick clay like mud.
In the Maya Tzeltal language, Toniná means house of stone, however, the original name of the city found in ancient texts appears as Po or Popo.
Illegal settlements have been a problem in much of the region for decades.
As of this week, admittance will be capped at 3 thousand visitors a day, and groups will be limited to 10 people.
After Bonampak was rediscovered in 1948, archaeologists made a staggering find. During their excavations, they stumbled across a structure with three chambers containing exquisitely preserved frescoes featuring scenes of war, festivities, political intrigue, and myth.
In the lush Lacandon jungle, visitors are likely to encounter a wide range of wild animals including toucans, tapirs, and if you are lucky even macaws.
While most tourists obey face mask regulations, others simply ignore them. Photo: Courtesy The archaeological site in Tulum...
Archaeology Monday provides historical background, photos and practical information about these ancient marvels and how to get out and enjoy them for yourself. This week we travel far afield to western Tabasco to explore the unique ancient city of Comalcalco.
LiDAR technology allows archaeologists to study and document the internal structure of ruined constructions without having to dig. Photo: Carlos Rosado...
Because of its remote location, most in Yucatán have never even heard of Paraíso — let alone visited.
Before and after images of San Agustín Church in Temozón. Photo: Courtesy Reconstruction of San Agustín Church in...
If you hear howls coming from the nearby jungle, don't be alarmed. The howler monkeys that inhabit the jungle are very peaceful.
Yucatán state police officers handed over the recovered artifacts to INAH authorities. Photo: Courtesy Mexico's National Institute of...