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With new technology, archaeologists uncover the shocking size of Calakmul

recent surveys by archaeologists have uncovered that Calakmul is in fact even larger than previously thought. 

Monte Alban, lofty stronghold of the mighty Zapotec

Established by the Zapotec civilization in the 5th century B.C.E. Monte Alban flourished for 1,500 years until its eventual collapse.

Rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá pyramid fined US$250

The woman berated by fellow tourists and detained by authorities for illegally climbing Chichén Itzá’s Kukulkán pyramid is reported to have paid a fine...

Tourists boo rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid

When a woman illegally climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid over the weekend, other tourists showed their displeasure. The tourist had been yelling obscenities near...

Poxilá is the most impressive Mayan ruin that you’re not allowed...

As anyone who follows this column knows, the breadth and depth of Maya ruins in Yucatán state alone is simply too much for any...

‘New Uxmal’ reserve will include a luxury hotel and camping areas

Mexico has announced the creation of a natural reserve covering an area of 6,500 acres near the archaeological site of Uxmal.  Aside from conservation, the...

Playa del Carmen has a big secret to tell, and its...

During antiquity, Playa del Carmen was known as Xaman Há, which in the Yucatec-Mayan language, roughly translates as northern waters.

Surrounded by high rises, the ‘ancient Altabrisa’ ruins hide their treasures...

One of the least-known urban archaeological sites is a cluster of Mayan structures located just behind a pair of gleaming luxury condo towers in the Altabrisa neighborhood.

Mixcoac ⁠— bringing order to the cosmos through human sacrifice

In the middle of the concrete jungle that is Mexico City lay the remains of a ceremonial center dedicated to one of Mesoamerica's most unique deities, the mighty Mixcóatl. 

INAH to open 2 more archaeological sites to the public on...

Mexico has announced plans to open two new archaeological sites to the public in Quintana Roo. 

The best place to experience the autumn equinox is at Dzibilchaltún

The autumn equinox is here, and there's no better place to witness it than Dzibilchaltún.

Acatitlán: The Mexica-Aztec city of the mighty war god

The exquisitely preserved ruins of the ancient city of Acatitlán are just a short drive from Mexico City. 

New comic book chronicles the fall of the Aztec Empire

A new line of comics titled "Aztec Empire” brings to the page in stunning color an account of the fall of this great civilization.

Locals of Granada Maxcanú seek the return of ancient Maya relic

Though the Hacienda Maxcanú is quite interesting in itself, its most intriguing feature well pre-dates the 19th century. 

Mayan ‘Frieze of Pleasures’ to be restored to its colorful grandeur

Art restorers at Mexico’s national museum of history and anthropology in Mexico City are working on one of Mesoamerica's most impressive stucco friezes.

INAH working to reopen the archaeological sites that are still closed

After over two years of closing due to the pandemic, a handful of archaeological sites in Yucatán remain off limits. The most notable of these...

Excavations in Palenque uncover new archaeological treasure

Archaeologists working in the ancient Maya city of Palenque in Chiapas have uncovered several fascinating finds.

INAH introduces a ‘new’ Mayan archaeological site to the world

The archaeological site of Xiol will officially open to the public at the end of 2022, according to INAH.

After more than 2 months, why are Mérida’s most iconic monuments...

Since the protests held on International Women’s Day back in early March, several of Mérida’s historic monuments remain covered in graffiti. 

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. 

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.

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.