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$1.25M-peso restoration due at Monumento a la Patria

Restoration work on the Monumento a la Patria could start as early as October if INAH approves a plan of action in time.

Mérida’s growth threatens Mayan ruins

U.S. and Canadian retirees are fueling growth in some Mérida neighborhoods as much 7 percent a year, but archaeologists worry about undiscovered Mayan relics in the bulldozers' path.

Petition blasts newsstands at historic sites

With yet another newsstand popping up in front of another historic building, someone has started a campaign against kiosks facing the Plaza Grande.

Shows resume at Plaza Grande sites

Those vivid and artistic high-def video projections cast on the facades of the Cathedral and Casa de Montejo will resume, weeks after the National Institute of Anthropology and History shut them down.

New restorations begin at Casa de Montejo

Historic Casa de Montejo is getting another facelift. Its ornate facade will be cleared of cables, lamps and 15 years' worth of dust, grime and bird droppings.

INAH to target 50 ‘rescue’ projects

At least 50 historical buildings and facades in the historic center will be restored in 2016, the city council announced.

Judge orders historic house rebuilt

A federal judge has sided with historic preservationists in what has amounted to a landmark ruling for the state.

Facade rescue program in 20th year

By the end of the present administration, the city of Mérida will have accomplished 144 facade rescues in the historic center.

Cantón renovation: A surprise in the attic

Restoration work at the Palacio Cantón has uncovered graffiti that represents a window into life in the 1940s, when the building was a school.

A facelift, fresh outlook for Palacio Cantón

The beautiful Palacio Cantón, home of the Regional Museum of Anthropology, is celebrating its 55 years with a facelift, as well as more dynamic programming.

Facade rescue reaches 800 homes

More than 20 years after its launch, the city's facade rescue program, Rescate de Fachadas, is about to finish its 800th renovation.

Jungle overtaking ditched ‘Mayan Disneyland’

The newspaper Reforma has published photos of the half-built tourist attraction in the Yucatán jungle, now abandoned and covered with weeds.

56 Maya burial urns unearthed in Sitpch

Construction workers clearing land for a housing development east of Mérida's ring road have found 56 Maya burial urns, and INAH is guarding the site.

2 lost Maya cities found in jungle

A group of archeologists in Campeche has unearthed several Maya ruins that are the remains of two cities inhabited between 600 and 900 AD. One had been discovered in the 1970s, only to be lost again.
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