Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2015

9 Mexican Archaeological Sites declared World Heritage, 2 of them in Yucatán

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Nine Mexican archaeological sites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Palenque, Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Chichen Itzá, Tajín, Uxmal, Paquimé, Xochicalco and Calakmul now enjoy immunity under the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
The sites:
The pre-Hispanic city of Palenque in Chiapas
Palenque

Palenque (Photo: Google)


The pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacán in the State of Mexico
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Teotihuacan (Photo: Google)


The archaeological site of Monte Albán in Oaxaca
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Montealban (Photo: Google)


The pre-Hispanic city of Chichen Itzá in Yucatan
Chichen Itza (Photo: TYT)

Chichen Itza (Photo: TYT)


The pre-Hispanic city of El Tajín in Veracruz
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El Tajín (Photo: Google)


The pre-Columbian city of Uxmal and its three villages: Kabah, Labná and Sayil in Yucatán

The archaeological site of Paquimé in Chihuahua
Paquimé

Paquimé


The area of ​​archaeological monuments of Xochicalco, Morelos
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The ancient Mayan city of Calakmul in Campeche.
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Calakmul

 
These archaeological sites now enjoy immunity under the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of an Armed Conflict.
 
The recognition will also contribute to plan emergency measures against natural disasters and to fight trafficking in cultural property.

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