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“Pok Ta Pok” Mayan ball game at the Cathedral

Watch reenactments of this ancient tradition with costumed players at the Cathedral every Saturday.

Public project meant to improve profits for beekeepers in Yucatan

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is handed a birthday cake during a visit in Yucatan. Photo: Courtesy Temozón,...

‘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...

Los Trompos joins with indigenous artisan farmers to offer blue corn...

Photo: Traspatio Maya Merida, Yucatan — The Los Trompos restaurant chain has assumed the role of “corn ambassador”...

Yucatan government must communicate in Mayan language under new proposal

Alejandro Cuevas Mena Merida, Yucatan — Citizens have a right to be addressed in their native tongue.

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.

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....

University site investigated for ancient Mayan remains

Mexico's new university in Ticul won't get very far until some possible Mayan remains or artifacts at the site are sorted out.

Spring Equinox in Mexico brings out thousands seeking New Age energy

It was a fine day for a Spring Equinox in Merida. Thousands flocked to Yucatan's...

MEL Talk: Ancient Traditional Maya Medicine

Ancient traditional Maya medicine is alive and well, says Sra. Anselma Chale and Shaman Sr. Bracilio Cue.

Mundo Maya museum plans for big rebound

Work began after the fall election, when new state appointees deemed the huge complex a white elephant, lacking revenue-making programs.

Mayan language could disappear in 30 years, researcher warns

One in three Yucatecans — about 575,700 people — speak Mayan. But Yucatan's mother tongue is not often enough handed down to the next generation.

U.S. Senator discovers traces of Yucatan in his roots

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Photo: PBS Cuban-American U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio learned about his Yucatecan lineage on a...

Art and Human Rights at the Olimpo

For the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an art exhibit "Art and Human Rights" opens with a reception.

Portraits capture the dreams that haunted Pedro Tec

In the darkest moments of his life, Pedro found a series of characters in his dreams.

Mayan elites lived with Aztecs, north of Mexico City, evidence shows

Some Mayan elite resided far from Mayaland, in the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City.

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...

New museum in Centro celebrates Yucatan’s culinary customs

In Merida's historical center, a new museum demonstrates the ancient ways of the Yucatan kitchen.

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

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

Resistance to solar projects bodes badly for fast-tracking Mayan Train

Indigenous communities are resisting rapid development of $1.1 billion of wind and solar panel farms. What does this mean for the Mayan Train project?

Valladolid at center of proposed indigenous economic zone

Valladolid and 11 other municipalities would become a "special indigenous economic zone" (ZEEI) under a proposal being floated by several politicians and two economists.