With over 260 pieces, some recovered from Tramo 3 of the Maya Train, the Puuc Archaeological Museum will showcase the results of over 20 years of research by specialists from this region, as well as the most recent studies of hieroglyphic writing that have allowed for an updated interpretation of the history of the native people of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The construction of the facility will cover an area of 4,800 square meters, which will not only house the history of the Mayan ancestors and the glorious past of the pre-Columbian era, but will also hold workshops and discussions on the progress made in preserving them today, making it a space for the exchange of knowledge of all kinds, said site director Maria de Lourdes Toscano Hernández.
Arturo Chab Cárdenas, head of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Yucatan, highlighted that the museum will be one of the most important cultural venues in the southern part of the state, adding that of the 4,800 square meters, 1,800 will be exhibition areas, following the opinion of all the communities that directly and indirectly participate in the protection of the cultural heritage of the area.
“We are building a museum in one of the areas where there has not been investment of this nature in cultural, academic, and scientific aspects for years. We have a historical debt, and we will pay it. This will be ready in about seven months,” he said.
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