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Shark tooth fossils, millions of years old, found in Merida cenote

At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.

British Museum and Google open Maya collections to a wider, online...

The British museum used glass negatives from the 19th century to help recreate vestiges of the Maya world. Photo: Google

‘Maya steamroller,’ which helped build ancient highways, is being restored

Restoration work has begun on a "Mayan steamroller" that helped pave pre-Hispanic mega highways more than 1,200 years ago.

Looters are raiding treasures in the Mayan city of X’baatún

A Spanish archeologist is calling on authorities to protect a ancient Mayan city from looters, who have been making off with pre-Hispanic...

Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

Maya civilization didn't end when it mysteriously 'collapsed,' as over 6 million Maya living today will attest.

Newly found hieroglyphics contain clues to breakdown of Maya civilization

Text written during a period of instability gives an eyewitness account of Maya warfare.

U.S. returns 2 pre-Hispanic artifacts to Mexico

The FBI presented the pre-Hispanic clay pieces to INAH.

Ancient Maya farms found in Yucatan Peninsula wetlands

University of Cincinnati geography professor Nicholas Dunning, left, and assistant professor Christopher Carr have been studying ancient Maya sites in Mexico....

‘Incredible’ find: A cave filled with relics beneath Chichen Itza

In what the lead archaeologist calls an "incredible" find, researchers have announced the existence of a cave filled with hundreds of artifacts beneath the Chichen Itza ruins.

MEL Lecture Series: Convergence of Mayan and Gregorian Calendars

Joseph T. Goodman and the Cronica de Oxkutzcab: The convergence of the Mayan and Gregorian calendars. How a journalist and amateur archaeologist discovered the key. Free...

2,300-year-old Mayan ceremonial site found in Yucatan

Múusench'een dates from the middle-upper Preclassic period, or around 300 BC.

MEL lecture series: Marina Aguirre on the Malinaltepec mask

As part of the Merida English Library lecture series, Marina Aguirre explores facts, the intrigues, and the resolutions about a beautiful piece of pre-Columbian art.

INAH exhibits the Maya Codex, the Americas’ oldest existing manuscript

As promised, INAH has put the Mayan Codex on view at the museum of history and archaeology in Mexico City.

Major discovery upends long-held theories about Maya civilization

The largest survey ever made of the Maya region has finally been published.

Mask of Maya ruler Pakal unearthed in Palenque

Archaeologists in Palenque may have gotten the modern world's first glimpse of what a famous Maya king looked like toward the end of his life.

7,000-year-old Mayan civilization remains unearthed and on display

Archaeologists have discovered sets of human remains from early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could date back as far as 7,000 years.

Treasure trove of Mayan cave paintings discovered in Yucatán

Archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team have discovered what could be the most important Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatán Peninsula.

INAH uncovers graves dating back 2,700 years

Archaeologists in Mexico City have discovered 26 graves dating back 2,700 years.

World’s largest 3D archive digitally preserves Chichén Itzá

Now scanned in 3D for posterity, Chichén Itzá and other historic monuments around the world are vulnerable to the ravages of time and an array of disasters.

Scientists recreating virtual 3-D copy of underwater cave in Q. Roo

Scientists around the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast Yucatecan underwater cave — the one where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago. 

2,500-year-old village hid in Tlalpan’s center

A mysterious circle of intertwined human skeletons has been unearthed by archaeologists outside Mexico City.

Scans reveal ‘lost’ ancient Mexican city to rival today’s Manhattan

Another ancient city, Angamuco, has been found in western Mexico, thanks to that handy modern technology known as LIDAR.

Ancient Mayan megalopolis uncovered; has 60,000 structures

Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways.

A ‘new’ ancient ruin is almost ready for tourists at Kulubá

Visitors will have another archaeological site to explore when a "golden triangle" takes shape in September.