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Tourist arrested for climbing Kukulcán pyramid at Chichen Itzá

Chichen Itzá, Yucatán — Another visitor to Chichen Itzá was arrested after climbing  the Kukulcán pyramid. On Sunday, despite being off limits, a man was videoed climbing the pyramid to the top among whistles to come down.

The unidentified male was waited for by INAH officials at the bottom of the pyramid who escorted him to waiting police who officially arrested him for climbing the stairs to Castillo.

In 2008, the federal government established a law that prohibits the climbing of archaeological sites in Mexico. Under the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monuments, fines for doing so range from 5,000 to 50,000 pesos.