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INAH concentrating on archaeological excavation in sections 5, 6 and 7 of Maya Train

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) says they are continuing with archaeological excavation, concentrating on sections 5, 6 and 7 of the Maya Train route.

The General Director of the INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, reported on the advances in the protection and conservation of the archaeological heritage that derive from the Maya Train project.

The salvage work carried out by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, through the INAH along the railway route, has advanced to such a degree that archaeological prospecting has been completed in the first four of the seven sections, Prieto Hernández said Thursday.

Regarding the archaeological excavations, sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been verified. Now, efforts of the multidisciplinary team deployed by the INAH are concentrated in sections 5, 6 and 7, he reported.

“Within Section 7 for example, which goes from Bacalar, Quintana Roo, to Escárcega, Campeche, we have defined a line that considers the protection of 26 monuments classified as Category 4, that is, those that have a particular relevance and must be preserved in their original integrality condition.”

He said that the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza) is still under development, which will optimize the services and the visit experience in 26 archaeological zones adjacent to the railway route, as well as the construction of nine Visitor Service Centers.