Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) says the archaeological find in Section 5 of the Maya Train is currently under study for its preservation.
In a statement, the agency said “regarding the report of an alleged archaeological find in Section 5 of the Maya Train project, which goes from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) report that the site is registered and measures are being taken for its study and preservation.”
Currently the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), through a group of specialist archaeologists, are performing archaeological rescue tasks in Section 5 in its prospecting phase.
“Subsequently, the corresponding scientific research, excavation, protection and conservation tasks which have already been done in the four initial sections, will be determined by experts in archaeological matters,” they explained.
They have also asked groups to refrain from posting complaints on social media and to also refrain from searching the caves themselves since revealing exact locations can lead to vandalism.
“We ask for prudence and restraint from the group of people who make their complaints through social networks and who do not have the authorizations to carry out specialized rescue work.
“If the previous investigation and protection measures are not taken, revealing the precise locations can favor acts of vandalism and destruction of the monuments.”