Palacio Cantón restoration works are almost done

MERIDA — The director of the Palacio Cantón Museum, Giovana Jaspersen García, proudly says that this compound belongs to INAH’s museum network and has the best cultural heritage of the Southeast. The restoration works are about to conclude, it is important to remark that a big amount of federal resources have been invested in this important More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Yucatán’s First Highway

February 29, 1933.  After a long day of walking, Alfonso Villa Rojas arrived at the remote archeological site called Yaxuná.  The 35-year-old schoolteacher had been working as an assistant on the Carnegie Institution’s More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Yucatan’s Greatest Hit

This is the last of the monthly “Surprising History” articles, concluding the series after two and a half years. The occasional piece may appear in the future, and the series maybe published as a book. The author More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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First Spark and Revolution

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] November 20 is Revolution Day in Mexico, an important public holiday.  Yucatecans would change the date to June 4. History books say More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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A Potemkin Village for Porfirio Díaz

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   President Porfirio Díaz came to Yucatán with a short list of things he needed to do. The announced purpose for the visit in More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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The Remarkable O’Horáns

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Governor, president, senator, general, judge, hero, traitor, conservative, liberal, doctor, lawyer, scholar….  The O’Horán family More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 4th, 2016
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497 years ago today, Hernán Cortes arrived in Mexico (for better or worse)

If you were around 497 years ago today (March 4, 1519), you would have witnessed a truly historic event that forever altered life in what eventually would become the modern nation of Mexico. Here is a commentary More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
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Campeche enthralls with Mexico’s rich history

Campeche takes your breath away. In the center of this colonial city on the Gulf of Mexico, brightly painted homes, cobblestone streets and well-preserved fortresses remind a visitor of better-known Caribbean tourist More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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When Did the Caste War End? Part 2 — The Power of General May

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Continued from The Yucatan Times last month — The forces of General Bravo had surrounded the independent Maya nation… [Link to Part More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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New book offers chance to “take a ride” with conquistadors

If all you know about the conquistadors is what you learned in school, or if you’re the type who finds an excursion into their times irresistible, then a new book entitled Conquistador Voices (Spruce Tree Press, More...