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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. 

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

Yucatán's archaeological sites have attracted nearly 1.6 million visitors during the first 10 months of 2021.  This number stands in stark contrast to attendance at...

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

INAH said it has detected evidence of nearly 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites along the route of the Mayan Train. The archaeological discoveries...

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

Reconstruction of San Agustín Church in Temozón is nearly complete. The 18th-century church collapsed in 2018 during an exceedingly heavy rainy season.  Weeks before its collapse,...
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