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The under-visited ancient city of Chunhuhub and its ambiguous modern identity

Chunhuhub is near the town of Bolomchén, in the state of Campeche — or Yucatán, depending on who you ask. 

Construction in Mexico City’s subway uncovers new archaeological finds

Recent construction work on Mexico City’s subway system has given way to the discovery of several ancient artifacts.

Discovering, or stumbling upon, the ancient city of Xiol

Archaeological reconstruction at Xiol was mostly completed just before the outbreak of the pandemic, so people are just now starting to discover its wonders. 

The mysterious past and unique architecture of Cahal Pech

Sitting atop a natural hill high above the banks above the confluence of the Macal and Mopan rivers lay the ruins of one of Belize's most ancient and unique archaeological sites. 

New expedition to explore underwater ruins in Lake Altitlán

Mexican archaeologists are joining colleagues from around the world to research the remains of a lost Mayan city beneath the waters of Guatemala’s Lake Altitlán. 

A group of friends on their bicycles encounter ancient Maya ruins

Over the past couple of years, six friends have cycled through Yucatán and come upon several undocumented Mayan Ruins in the process.

The wondrous Isle of Women and its mysterious rainbow goddess

Much mystery still surrounds the fertility goddess we know as Ixchel.

Cave in Yucatán reveals fascinating new clues about life of ancient...

A group of Yucatecan speleologists have encountered a previously unknown cave system near Ticul.

Chunyaxché, the pride of the Petén Maya in the Caribbean

Nestled between the highway to Tulum, the Caribbean sea and Lake Muyil lay the ancient Mayan city of Chunyaxché — also known as Muyil.

The story of Yaxhá, the grand Maya capital on ‘green lake’

Located on a ridge overlooking a bountiful lake, Yaxhá grew rapidly to become one of the greatest ancient cities of the Petén during the early classical period. 

Thousands flock to witness Spring Equinox illusion in Chichén Itzá under...

Huge crowds gathered over the weekend to observe the spring equinox at the archeological site of Chichén Itzá.

El Templo Mayor, the great Aztec palace in the heart of...

Remains of the high temple of the of Tenochtitlan are located in what today is the heart of one of the world's largest urban areas — Mexico City.

Tourism industry to Yucatán governor: End Dzibilchaltún blockades for good

Business leaders in Yucatán are calling upon Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal to ensure a speedy reopening of Dzibilchaltún.

Uaxactún, the lofty Maya city born of heaven

Given its location between Tikal and Calakmul, it's no surprise that Uaxactún played a major role in the centuries-long “Star Wars” conflict between these two great powers.

Yucatán’s most famous attractions enter the Metaverse

Several communities and archaeological sites in Yucatán have launched projects to bring their attractions into the world of virtual reality.

Pomoná — punching above its weight and proving that bigger is...

Strategically located in the basin of the mighty Usumacinta River, the Maya city of Pomoná used its influence and power to control large amounts...

New South Korean docuseries being filmed on the Peninsula, featuring ...

Yucatán Magazine's editor, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht, has another project over the next several days. He is consulting for a South Korean television...

Frustration grows in Yucatán as several archaeological sites remain closed

Several of Yucatán's archaeological sites remain closed almost two years after shutting their gates to visitors at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mixco Viejo — a late-era Mayan city among the clouds

For people used to the architecture and setting of Mayan archaeological sites in the Yucatán or northern Guatemala, Mixco Viejo is likely to appear as somewhat of an oddity.

Lamanai: The riverbank city of crocodile and jaguar lords

Lamanai is only accessible by motorboat, making it harder to get to than other sites in Belize like Xunantunich and Altun Há, but getting there truly is half the fun. 

Mexico demands return of the crown of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for Austria to repatriate the artifact known as “el Penacho de Moctezuma.”

A new blockade shuts down Dzibilchaltún, creating uncertainty

After reopening just in time for the Tianguis Turístico Mexico, access to the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún has been blocked off yet again. 

Chichén Itzá hikes entrance fee yet again

This most recent entrance fee hike is already the second increase this year, bringing the total to 571 pesos, or 27 USD.

Auction of ancient Mesoamerican artifacts in Paris outrages Mexicans

Controversy grows as two auction houses in Paris prepare to sell 50 pieces of Mesoamerican art.