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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 was found underwater during the...

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...

The handprints were found inside a large vaulted area deep within the cave. Photo: Courtesy A team of...

Mayapán: The last great seat of power in ancient Yucatán

View of Mayapán’s main ceremonial center. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht If someone were to describe a...

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

Despite the fact that they make up 30% of the population, indigenous people in Yucatán are far more likely to suffer...

Uxmal, the great seat of power of the Puuc

View of Uxmal from the Governor’s Palace. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Without a doubt, Uxmal is...

Labna and Xlapac, small but right in the action

The ancient stone arch of Labna. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Continuing south past Kabah and Sayil,...

UADY student barred from pursuing degree in native tongue

James Sarao Cauich / Facebook After completing his research protocols, then-student James Sarao Cauich intended to pursue his...

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...

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...

Grad student uncovers colossal ancient Maya mask in Yucatán

The archaeological discovery was made in 2017 by Yale graduate student Jacob Welch. Photo: INAH A rare and...

New findings shed light on ancient Maya royal house

Temple of the Jaguar, Chichen Itza, Yucatán. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht New research identifies inscriptions found...

6 Mayan pyramids found this year in Yucatan

A newly discovered structure at the Chaltún Ha archeological site is eight meters high and 100 meters long. Photo: INAH

Sunken Mayan slave ship found off Sisal coast

A detail of the iron skylight from the bow area of the Mayan slave ship "La Union," which was found off...

Pork processing company doesn’t deserve award, says Greenpeace

The Porcícola Group’s meat processing plants in Yucatan. Photo: Greenpeace Greenpeace Mexico has openly questioned an environmental award...