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The great Kukulkán prepares for his descent, but no one will...

As was the case during the last spring equinox, Chichén Itzá closed for three days as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

Hundreds of buildings in Mérida’s Centro Histórico are unsound, says a...

According to the city, of the 6,000 structures in Mérida's historic center, 300 are structurally unsound.

Building in Yucatán: Permits and contracts for Mérida’s historic center

In Mérida, construction permits are different depending on the area in which you’re building. As the Centro Histórico is one of the most popular neighborhoods for newcomers, there are some technical — and legal considerations to keep in mind.

Lingering land dispute leads to blockade at Dzibilchaltún

The archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún has been closed to tourists by protestors who argue that they have been cheated out of their land

Looters target Yucatán cenotes in hopes of finding ancient treasure

The sacking of archaeological has become a serious issue, especially in the sparsely populated south of Yucatán.

Church in Temozón gets a much-needed restoration after powerful storm

Before and after images of San Agustín Church in Temozón. Photo: Courtesy Reconstruction of San Agustín Church in...

Strike may force Chichén Itzá to shut down again

Chichén Itzá is Yucatán's most visited archaeological site by far. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Workers at...

Court sides with 25 tour guides banned from Chichén Itzá

Tourists have begun to return to Chichén Itzá in larger numbers over the past few months. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Tourist held after she illegally climbs Chichén Itzá pyramid

Kukulkán Pyramid, before regulations prohibited tourists from climbing the famous structure. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht A...

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...

Invited to promote Yucatan, social media influencers kicked out of Uxmal

Influencers may be popular online, but not with people who protect Yucatan’s archaeological sites. Photo: Instagram Fashionable social...

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...

Most of Mexico’s archaeological sites reopening, but not Chichen Itza

After closing for five months due to the coronavirus restrictions, the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan opened its doors to...

Looser rules for restaurants, alcohol sales to begin Sept. 1

An economic reactivation pact is signed in Yucatan, loosening rules on restaurants, alcohol sales and other activity during the coronavirus pandemic....

INAH halts renovations at the newly blue InterContinental

INAH has announced its objections to changes at the former Presidente InterContinental hotel in Merida. Photo: YEL The...

Palacio Cantón apologizes, promises reform, after dust-up with gay visitors

Guards intervened when a visitor kissed his boyfriend in front of Palacio Cantón. The museum eventually re-posted the image on its...

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.

After collector dies, Mayan archaeological treasures returned to public view

Ancient Mayan pieces were delivered by Mónica Naranjo Talancón to the director in Yucatán of INAH. They belonged to her late...

Looters are raiding treasures in the Mayan city of X’baatún

A Spanish archeologist is calling on authorities to protect a ancient Mayan city from looters, who have been making off with pre-Hispanic...

INAH to approve 1,000 permits to Centro property owners in 2019

An increase in permits applications before INAH indicate a construction boom in Merida's Centro. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan...

Fortress wall surrounding ancient Mayan city of Uxmal is uncovered

Work begins to study and restore a 2-mile barrier that protected the elite.

Palacio Canton museum’s 60th anniversary is celebrated with photos

A photo exhibit at the airport celebrates the Palacio Canton's 60 years as a museum. Photo: La Jornada Maya