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INAH announces construction of site museum at Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá, Yucatan — The head of the INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, announced the construction of a site museum at Chichén Itzá. He says with the new infrastructure, the disclosure of the ancient Mayan city will be expanded.

He also announced a Visitor Service Centre for the Ek’ Balam Archaeological Zone, where the conservation of important structures is carried out.

The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has announced the construction of a site museum.

The Ministry has also announced the upcoming public opening of one more section on its route known as Chichén Viejo or Initial Series.

The General Director of INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, highlighted the work in Chichén Itzá, the most visited archaeological site in the country, as well as in the Ek’ Balam Archaeological Zone.

The anthropologist indicated that the application of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza) has allowed for the executive project for the construction of the Visitor Service Center (Catvi) and the Chichén Itzá Site Museum, whose construction, in charge of the company Associated Civil Engineers, has started.

He also noted that there is 75% progress in the qualification of the Initial Series or Chichén Viejo area, with the enhancement of a couple of platforms, one of them named “Maudslay”, in honor of the British archaeologist who began the explorations in that sector.

There is also the court of the Ball Game and the houses of the Moon and the Snails. “Spaces that will substantially expand the visit circuit in this archaeological zone.”

He explained that Ek’ Balam, an archaeological zone of singular beauty, close to the municipality of Valladolid, will also have a Catvi, of which the executive project is about to be completed.