U.S. to provide funds to restore Mayan site at Palenque

PALENQUE, Chiapas — The United States will fund restoration work at a Mayan archaeological site in Palenque, Chiapas, to the tune of USD $500,000. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the U.S. embassy announced the conservation and restoration program last week, according to mexiconewsdaily.com. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Yucatecan artisans seek help finding new markets

Women of Tekax, Yucatán forced to sell at low prices in order to move their products… TEKAX, Yuc. — The women artisans of Tekax, Yucatán, are forced to sell their textile creations at bargain prices More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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“Las Ramadas”: A Yucatecan Christmas season tradition

December has arrived, and as usual the streets are full of Christmas spirit; in Yucatan a clear sign of that is seeing the children at night walking down the street grabbing a tree branch, a box with an image of More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Yucatan Legend of Izamal’s Twin Virgins Celebrated Dec. 8

Mexican people have very strong religious bonds, that’s why there are always histories and tales that involve saints, religious representations and miracles. Among those legends is that of the Itzalana Virgin, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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‘Alternative’ tourism promoted for rural Yucatan

It is intended that visitors have direct contact with nature and towns’ cultural expressions… MERIDA – With the aim of strengthening alternative tourism through the promotion, dissemination and commercialization More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Union urges cancelation of Armando Manzanero concert in Chichén Itzá

Members of the INAH union urge officials to stop this event which, according to the union, only profits from cultural heritage…. MERIDA – Many technical and administrative workers of the National Union of More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Spider monkeys are kings of Quintana Roo’s Mayan forests

Despite the state’s urban growth, most of Quintana Roo remains wild forest where the amazing spider monkey lives… Quintana Roo – The spider monkey, also known by its Mayan name “ma’ax”, is More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Drone photo of pyramid lands photographer in hot water

Photographer was ‘trespassing’ when he used a drone to take photo at Chichén Itzá… CHICHEN ITZA, Yucatan –A breathtaking pre-dawn aerial photograph of the Kukulcán pyramid in Chichén More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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7 relatively ‘unknown’ archaeological destinations in Mexico

Mexico has a great archaeological tradition due to the number of cultures that inhabited this land before Mexico itself existed, which makes archaeology one of the most important topics when it comes to travel- More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Researchers discover Chichén Itzá passageway that could lead to cenote

CHICHÉN ITZÁ — The team of the Great Mayan Aquifer Project led by the underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda has spent recent months exploring the underground world of Chichén Itzá, El Universal More...