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Muyil Archaeological Zone closing in June as part of Promeza restoration project

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — The Muyil Archaeological Zone in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto is set for temporary closure. The June 4 closure of the site was announced by the the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Friday for restoration work.

“The federal Ministry of Culture, through the National Institute of Anthropology and History, informs that the Muyil Archaeological Zone, located in Quintana Roo, will be temporarily closed to the public starting June 4, 2024 until further notice due to work of the Archaeological Zone Improvement Program,” the INAH reported.

The Muyil Archaeological Zone is part of the Government of Mexico’s Promeza Program (Programa de Mejoramiento de Zonas Arqueológicas) that restores archaeological sites near Maya Train routes.

It is a project of the Government of Mexico, implemented by the federal Ministry of Culture, through the INAH, and in collaboration with the National Tourism Promotion Fund, the Ministry of National Defense and the participating consortia.

Archaeological specialists in restoration, conservation and researchers have participated in the revamping of 27 archaeological zones. Since the start of the program, 11 Visitor Service Centers have also been built along with nine museums, all along Maya Train routes.

“The INAH invites the public to visit other archaeological sites that are open in this state, such as Tulum and San Miguelito,” they added.

The Muyil Archaeological Zone is an ancient Maya site on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula approximately 15 kilometers south of the coastal site of Tulum.