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New benches at ancient archaeological site anger Izamal residents

Modern slab benches detract from an ancient ruin at Izamal, neighbors say. Photo: Courtesy Modern-looking benches installed at...

Kabah opens its gates to tourists after almost 2 years

After 19 months of being closed to the public over concerns of COVID-19 infections, the archaeological site of Kabah is now open to visitors. 

New discoveries shed light on the ‘first Yucatecos’

The discovery of pre-historic human remains near Tulum sheds light on the origins of Yucatán's first inhabitants. 

Chichén Itzá stray dogs to be cleared out

State authorities have announced that they have kicked off an effort to clear stray dogs from Chichén Itzá.

Beware of new Chichén Itzá hot air balloon scam

Authorities in Yucatán are warning visitors to Chichén Itzá against fraudulent tour operators offering non-existent hot air balloon rides over the ancient site.

Locals worry about indefinite closure at Cobá archaeological site

The archaeological site of Cobá, one of the most popular in the country, will be closed indefinitely for maintenance. 

Dzibilchaltún is set to reopen after nearly 6 months

Dzibilchaltún is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, according to a press release by CULTUR. 

Chichén Itzá bounces back in a big way in 2021

Chichén Itzá has already become Mexico’s most visited archaeological site of 2021. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Dzibilchaltún resolves conflict with locals, set to open once again

Dzibilchaltún is set to open to the public once again after the lifting of a four-month blockade.

New discovery of 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures along Mayan Train route

Temple at the archaeological site of El Tabasqueño, one of the dozens of archaeological sites on the Yucatán Peninsula. Photo: Carlos...

New design announced to replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue

A replica of a prehispanic sculpture of a woman will replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue.

New round of restoration for giant stucco masks at Kohunlich

A group of INAH archaeologists led by Patricia Meehan Hermanson has begun restoration work on Kohunlich’s famous giant stucco masks in Quintana Roo.

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...