The director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Yucatán announced that Yucatán will have three new museums.

With an investment of 498 million pesos, the state will have three new museums by 2023.

The museums will be the Puuc Archaeological Museum in the Kabah Zone, headed by Lourdes Toscano, the Chichén Itzá Site Museum, which will be overseen by Antonio Santos Ramírez, and the Dzibilchaltún Museum, under the direction of archaeologist Federica Sodi Miranda.

The announcement was made on the occasion of the International Museum Day, and according to the director of INAH in Yucatán, these projects aim to raise awareness about the significance of the exhibited pieces.

Out of the 498 million pesos, the head of INAH stated that 160 million will be allocated to the Puuc Museum, 88 million to the Dzibilchaltún Museum, and 250 million to the Chichén Itzá Site Museum.

In total, 1,200 pieces will be on display, with 800 of them for the Chichén Itzá museum, 200 for Dzibilchaltún, and 200 for the Puuc Museum.

It is worth mentioning that these museums are already being prepared, and it is reported that Chichén Itzá is 20 percent complete, Puuc is 10 percent complete, and construction of the Dzibilchaltún museum will begin in June of this year.

Furthermore, it is expected that these museums will contribute to boosting local, national, and international tourism.

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