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New Chichén Itzá virtual tour

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Google digitized several historical landmarks and monuments in Latin America and the world, among which Chichén Itzá stands out in Yucatan, in order to multiply the access to this Wonder of the Modern World in a virtual way and so that its history is known by more people.

In a statement, the technology firm reported that starting next May 2018, people can go to visit that Wonder of the Modern World thanks to CyArk technology, which will boast the Mayan monuments with a level of detail, showin the exact colors and textures of the surfaces together with the geometry captured by a laser scanner.

The company reported that these detailed scans can also be used to identify areas of damage to the archaeological zone and, in this way, contribute to restoration work.

For many of these sites, complex 3D models were also developed, so they can be moved and inspected from all angles in Google Arts & Culture, with the new Google Poly 3D viewer.

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Chichén Itzá continues as the favorite of tourists

During the first quarter of the year, Chichén Itzá was the most visited archaeological zone in Mexico, with more than 900 thousand tourists, according to preliminary figures from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

In the third month of the year there was an influx of almost 300 thousand travelers to the archaeological sites of Yucatan, in which of the total number of visits, 248,282 correspond only to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá.

In the case of museums, in this period they registered an influx of 9,548 visitors, with the Regional Museum of Anthropology “Palacio Cantón”, located on iconic Paseo de Montejo, in Mérida, Yucatán, featuring 100%.

In February, 281,283 people were received, that is, 10 percent more than the same period in 2017.

During the first two months of the year 651,893 national and foreign tourists have been counted, of which 97%, that is to say more than 270 thousand, visited the archaeological zones, while the rest, approximately 40 thousand, visited the museums.

Source: SIPSE

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