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Cave in Yucatán reveals fascinating new clues about life of ancient...

A group of Yucatecan speleologists have encountered a previously unknown cave system near Ticul.

‘Mayan ball game’ returns a new to Mérida’s Plaza Grande

Reenactments of the Mayan Pok Ta Pok ceremony returned Wednesday to Mérida’s Plaza Grande.

Rare 1,000-year-old canoe found in cenote near Chichén Itzá

A wooden canoe used by the ancient Maya and believed to be over 1,000 years old has turned up in Yucatán. It is nearly...

The story of one of archaeology’s greatest trailblazers, Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Tatiana Proskouriakoff is remembered for laying the foundation for understanding Mayan historical texts and reconstructing the political history of Mayan city-states.

The Dresden Codex, the great Maya book of the stars

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.

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.

Yucatecan poet receives award for promoting Mayan language and culture

Maya language poet María Elisa Chavarrea Chim received an award from Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal, who honored her work.

Get ready for the longest day of the year

Yucatán says goodbye spring and hello summer solstice, just as it has since antiquity.

A new power rises in the mountains, the mighty Toniná

In the Maya Tzeltal language, Toniná means house of stone, however, the original name of the city found in ancient texts appears as Po or Popo.

Yaxchilán, the beautiful and mighty Usumacinta capital of the Maya

In the lush Lacandon jungle, visitors are likely to encounter a wide range of wild animals including toucans, tapirs, and if you are lucky even macaws.

Mexico apologizes to native Maya on 120th anniversary of battle that...

Mexico marked the anniversary of a 1901 battle that ended one of the last Indigenous rebellions in North America by issuing an apology.

Handprints found in Yucatán cave are the vestige of a Maya...

A team of speleologists and archaeologists have discovered a cave in Yucatán with 137 children’s painted handprints. Archaeologists believe the handprints to be about 1,200...

Mayapán: The last great seat of power in ancient Yucatán

If someone were to describe a Maya archaeological site by saying that it has a Pyramid dedicated to Kukulkán, a beautiful circular astronomical observatory...

COVID-19 death rate among indigenous people in Yucatán is the highest...

More indigenous people have died of COVID-19 in Yucatán than in any other Mexican state.  As of Jan. 28, Yucatán has recorded the deaths of...

Uxmal, the great seat of power of the Puuc

Without a doubt, Uxmal is one of the most magnificent archaeological sites to be found anywhere in the world. The grandeur of its architecture,...

Labna and Xlapac, small but right in the action

Continuing south past Kabah and Sayil, and ever deeper into the jungle, await the ruins of Labna and Xlapak. These two archaeological sites are...

UADY student barred from pursuing degree in native tongue

After completing his research protocols, then-student James Sarao Cauich intended to pursue his degree work in Mayan, his native language, but professors from the...

Uncover the secrets of Sayil, but look out for anthills

Just 10 minutes south of Kabah lay the ruins of the city of Sayil. As you continue driving south and further into the jungle, you...

Tren Maya leads to amazing discovery of over 8000 archaeological remains...

Thousands of ancient artifacts and structures belonging to the ancient Maya civilization have been uncovered along all four stretches of the Tren Maya project. https://twitter.com/TrenMayaMX/status/1351193334778359812 Authorities...

Grad student uncovers colossal ancient Maya mask in Yucatán

A rare and giant stucco mask left by a long-gone Maya community was found at the archaeological site of Ucanha in the municipality of...

New findings shed light on ancient Maya royal house

New research identifies inscriptions found at Chichen Itza as referring to individuals belonging to the royal house of Cocom, a common surname to this...

6 Mayan pyramids found this year in Yucatan

The National Institute of Anthropology and History so far in 2020 has discovered the ruins of six Mayan pyramids in five of Yucatan's municipalities. According...

Sunken Mayan slave ship found off Sisal coast

Off the Yucatan coast, archaeologists identified the remains of a ship that carried Mayan people into virtual slavery in the 19th century, the first...

Pork processing company doesn’t deserve award, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace Mexico has openly questioned an environmental award accepted by a pork processing conglomerate in Yucatan. The Yucatecan Entrepreneurship Foundation (Feyac) recognized Grupo Porcícola Mexicana...