Ichkabal, ancient city in Quintana Roo, to open in 2018

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This Mayan city is larger than Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, which are known for their vast territories. BACALAR, Q. Roo — Its name is Ichkabal, it was discovered only 10 years ago, and it is located 40 kilometers to the west of Laguna de Bacalar, Quintana Roo. Due to its broad architecture and the fact that it was completely unknown and well-preserved More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Agreement near to ban street vendors from Chichén Itzá

CHICHÉN ITZÁ, Yucatan — According to the Reporteros Hoy web page, Yucatan’s state government would soon announce a lobbying agreement with tourism service providers to evict street vendors, who have More...

Raul Barrera, an archaeologist from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) speaks to the media about new Aztec discoveries including the main temple of the wind god Ehecatl, a major deity, as well as an adjacent ritual ball court, located just off the Zocalo plaza in the heart of downtown Mexico City, Mexico June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Aztec ball court discovered in heart of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — The remains of a major Aztec temple and a ceremonial ball court have been discovered in downtown Mexico City, shedding new light on the sacred spaces of the metropolis that Spanish conquerors More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Expat indie-movie director Jason Buff produces new music video in Mayan language

“Xíimbal Kaaj” features Yucatan rapper Pat Boy and singer Yazmin Novelo, under the production of 4 Mayan Seasons Foundation and Jabu Studio. MERIDA — After a year of work and planning, a team More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Campeche offers off-the-beaten-path adventures

Still relatively unexplored by North American tourists, Campeche – the Mexican state on the Yucatán Peninsula overlooking the Gulf of Mexico – offers endless opportunities and off-the-beaten-path explorations More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Robbery and destruction of Mayan sites reported in Campeche

CAMPECHE — Five complaints for looting and destruction of Mayan sites in Campeche were filed last year by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Jorge Alberto Aguilar Montero, head of the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 8th, 2017

Uxmal impresses both with scale and details

UXMAL, Yucatan — The Uxmal Mayan archaeological site impresses not only with its large scale, but also with its fascinating details. Uxmal, which along with Chichén Itza is included on UNESCO’s list More...

Ángel Jacinto Noh Tun, 12, delivers speech. (PHOTO: Noticracia)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Maya boy, 12, denounces Quintana Roo corruption in fiery speech

A 12-year-old boy from a small and isolated Mayan community in Quintana Roo stole the show at the state’s Seventh Children’s Parliament with a fiery and animated speech against corrupt politicians. Mexiconewsdaily.com More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Sacred Maya Crossing celebration to be held in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo — The Sacred Maya Crossing will be held on May 26 and 27; around 300 people distributed in 30 canoes will stage the ritual that the ancient Mayans did to pay tribute to the goddess More...

Temple of the God of the Wind at Tulum. (PHOTO: tripadvisor.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Tulum to get augmented reality app featuring restoration work

TULUM, Q. Roo — The archaeological site of Tulum, one of the most visited in the country, with 1.5 million visits per year, will have a mobile augmented reality application by mid-2017 that will allow visitors More...