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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.

The Grolier Codex: Yes, it is Mayan and it is the...

Some 54 years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text is finally validated as authentic.

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.

Mérida’s oldest Christian chapel remains padlocked and decaying

The city's oldest temple was also part of the city's first hospital, and until 11 years ago, the home of the City Museum.

UADY landmark latest renovation project in Mérida’s Centro

Scaffolding covers UADY's historic downtown building, which has become part of the current phase of facade "rescue."

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.

Historic bandshell in Parque de las Americas is showing its age

The bandshell in one of the city's most beloved parks may be due for a renovation.

UADY’s Centro staff packs up, yielding for new cultural center

About 100 UADY staff this week began packing for new quarters, making way for the Autonomous University of Yucatan's Centro Cultural Universitario.

INAH uncovers graves dating back 2,700 years

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

Reluctant or missing property owners stall Centro renovations

More than 70 owners of historic buildings are still in the midst of the current phase of the city's façade rescue project, as others have refused or can not be included due to legal issues.

For restoring a historic home, Mérida plans to offer tax-free status

Restored homes in the historic district would be exempt from property taxes under a proposed stimulus plan. Yes, there's a catch.

Archaeologist Peter Schmidt dies; devoted more than 4 decades to studying...

German-born archaeologist Peter Schmidt, whose work helped to safeguard much of Maya culture, died this morning in Mérida.

Crowdfunding project will make Santa Ana park a greener space

A young entrepreneur is holding an online fundraiser to bring more trees to Santa Ana park. 

School says crumbling Sidra Pino factory is a danger

Although municipal officials demolished several dilapidated mansions in the Centro last year, it is unclear how the Sidra Pino plant has escaped the wrecking ball.

Holiday doesn’t stop officials from halting Centro home remodel

Personnel from the Municipal Directorate of Urban Development, with support from municipal police, halted demolition work at a house on Calle 51.

San Luis Potosí lands World Heritage status from both UNESCO and...

San Luis Potosí's historic center has received World Heritage status from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

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. 

Archaeologists reveal what they found in largest underwater cave

Scuba-diving archaeologists at the world's largest underwater cave — recently discovered near Tulum — found fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

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.

Tamales compete with pizza and burgers for Día de la Candelaria

Tamale vendors reported slow sales on a day that should have been their strongest of the year.

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.

Controversial Manzanero concert at Chichén Itzá is approved

After almost a year and-a-half of planning, organizers obtained conditional approval to hold the Armando Manzanero concert at Chichén Itzá on Feb. 3.

Cinépolis plans to build movie complex in Centro Histórico

Cinépolis has purchased a three-story building in the historic center which they plan to remodel and bring "vitality to one of the most neglected areas of the Centro."

Underwater remnants of 18th, 19th-century life found off Sisal’s coast

A local fishermen has led archaeologists to remains belonging to an 18th-century Dutch warship and a 19th-century British steamboat, as well as an old lighthouse, deep under the Gulf of Mexico.