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Fortress wall surrounding ancient Mayan city of Uxmal is uncovered

Work begins to study and restore a 2-mile barrier that protected the elite.

Palacio Canton museum’s 60th anniversary is celebrated with photos

A photo exhibit at the airport celebrates the Palacio Canton's 60 years as a museum. Photo: La Jornada Maya

Rainy season puts more of the Centro’s historic homes at risk

A casona on Calle 65 and 44 collapsed in heavy rains in 2017. Photo: Diario de Yucatán Merida,...

Dog rescue begins in Chichen Itza archeological zone

Stray dogs roaming Chichen Itza will be cared for under a state-nonprofit initiative.

Forgotten Centro museum has had no visitors since January

A museum in the heart of the Centro has had no visitors for months. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan...

‘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.

Merida surveys old buildings, hoping to avoid tragedy like Progreso’s

Merida's historic center contains about 20,000 properties with historical value, of which between 3,000-4,000 are ruins. About a third are beyond...

Historic renovation permits will come more quickly, INAH says

Property owners trying to renovate historic homes are being promised a more streamlined approval process.

Saving Merida’s historic center is not so simple for city agency

The city's new administration has too small a staff to properly address the growing number of abandoned properties that pose a safety risk to neighbors and passersby.

Merida may expand streetscape beautification program

The city is considering increased staffing to expand the Programa de Rescate de Fachadas.

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.