Maya equinox phenomena on display at Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún March 21

Equinox sunrise at the Temple of Seven Dolls at Dzibilchaltun. (PHOTO:

Visitors will be congregating soon at two well-known Mayan sites in Yucatan to witness the wonder of Mayan astronomical accuracy. The phenomena to be noted are the sunrise at the Temple of the Seven Dolls in Dzibilchaltún and the descension of the Feathered Serpent shadow at the great pyramid of Chichén Itzá. On March 21, it will be possible to witness More...

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Mayan glyphs. (PHOTO: Ancient Origins)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Mayan glyphs explained: MEL lecture Saturday

Merida English Library’s last talk in the Saturday Lecture Series season will be a brief overview of Mayan hieroglyphs with lawyer and Mayan Archaeology specialist (and MEL Board Member) Andrea Slusser. Slusser’s More...

Romey returned to Mexico to join up with de Anda for another week of exploring the cenotes. Join them as they dive remote sites for the first time! (Photo: Melisa
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Diving with the dead in Xilbalbá, the Maya underworld

Thousands of entrances to Xibalbá, the Maya underworld, can still be found across the Yucatán Peninsula. These water-filled sinkholes, or cenotes, served not only as passageways to the afterlife, but as lifelines More...

Temple of the God of the Wind at Tulum. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Tulum temple contains Mayan hurricane-warning system

TULUM, Q. Roo – Brigitte Leoni writes in that Mexico’s Mayan civilisation created not only a written language and a binary mathematical system, but also a hurricane warning system that still works More...

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo stand among young corn plants in Yam Moo's improved milpa plot. (PHOTO: Gabriel Popkin)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mayan farmers adapt to climate change with new techniques

Freelance journalist Gabriel Popkin used support from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the Society for Environmental Journalism to research this report on new Mayan farming techniques for National More...

Juanito with his sister and granddaughter in the village of Takkbil’Ja. (Photo: Kevin Rushby for the Guardian)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Meeting the Mayans of the Yucatan

Kevin Rushby reports in The Guardian on a new style of tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula that promotes “home stays” with local residents. After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Chichen Itza light & sound show… Unmissable!

Either if you are an Expat living in Mexico or just one more of the millions of tourists who visit this sacred land of the Maya, you can’t miss out on the light and sound show at Chichen Itza. Remember that you More...

Mayan priest Luis Nah. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Mayan priest to share teachings in Playa del Carmen conference Feb. 10-12

The second edition of the Meeting of the Moon and the Sun will be held from Friday 10, through Sunday 12, February in Playa del Carmen. Georgia Maricchio, organizer of this event, said they seek to provide the learning More...

Calakmul mask. (PHOTO: Mexico es Cultura)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Mask of Calakmul returns home to Campeche

The mask of Calakmul, a funerary piece elaborated in mosaic of jade, shell and gray obsidian, returned to Campeche, after 10 years of touring foreign countries including Germany, the United States, Italy and France. “It More...

Coba Yaxuna sacbe at the point where it attains its maximum elevation 8 feet
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 16th, 2017

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...