Watch reenactments of this ancient tradition with costumed players at the Cathedral every Saturday.
Ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, new evidence suggests.
A journalist who wrote about Mayan parenting techniques applied what she learned in rural Yucatán to her 2-year-old in the United States.
Some 54 years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text is finally validated as authentic.
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.
Pigments developed by early Maya made some of the Americas’ great Baroque paintings possible, and have allowed their colors to endure for centuries.
Archaeologists have discovered sets of human remains from early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could date back as far as 7,000 years.
In Muna, the highest point in the state of Yucatán, a park called El Mirador is dedicated to the aluxes, those small mythical beings of Mayan lore.
Sediment under Lake Chichankanab backs a long-held theory about what caused the demise of Mayan civilization.
Four ancient Mayan sculptures, made of stone and jade, were confiscated by federal police after suspects were accused of trying to smuggle them out of the country.