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Five pyramidal archaeological structures reopened to the public in Izamal

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As of Thursday, December 7th. the five archaeological structures in Izamal were completely reopened, enabled for public visits, reported the head of the Yucatán Center of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Anna Goycoolea Artís.

The basement is known as Kinich Kak Moo, relevant for its solar symbolism and is one of the largest in terms of volume in all of Mesoamerica, after the pyramids of Teotihuacan and Cholula, to which will now be added the architectural complexes known as Itzamatul, Habuc, Tu’ul (“the rabbit“), and Chaltún Ha.

According to the researcher at the INAH Yucatán Center, Rafael Burgos Villanueva, these five spaces, often referred to as archaeological zones, are actually part of the same ancient settlement that, with the arrival of the Spanish and the historical development of Izamal, gradually fragmented.

“The INAH has registered more than 170 pre-Hispanic structures within the urban area of ​​Izamal, which, as happens in other places in Mexico, coexist with viceregal and contemporary elements, hence it is known as “The city of the three cultures.” “, added the co-director of the Izamal Project.

“Izamal has a long sequence of development. Its peak is located towards the end of the Protoclassic period (150 BC-250 AD) and during the Early Classic period (250-600 AD), times in which the most important buildings were erected, as well as an extensive network of roads that reflect its political and economic importance,” he stated.

He highlighted the achievement of the work carried out together with the archaeologists Luis Millet Cámara and Yoly Palomo Carrillo.
In parallel with the pre-Hispanic ancient Maya vestiges, in Izamal you can also visit the former Franciscan Convent of San Antonio de Padua, which “is a viceregal site ” built in the 16th Century.

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