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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.

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.

Giant ship’s anchor discovered under Progreso’s Malecon

Weighing in at nearly two tons, the massive anchor discovered last week by city workers in Progreso remains surrounded by mystery. 

INAH denies spotlight to the great Kukulkán during summer solstice yet...

Just like last year, and the year before that, the great Kukulkán is preparing for his descent down Chichén Itzá’s most famous pyramid, but no adoring pilgrims will be there to see him.

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.

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.

New benches at ancient archaeological site anger Izamal residents

Modern-looking benches installed at the site of ancient Mayan ruins are out of place, some Izamal residents say. The Kinich Kakmó archaeological zone got the...

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.