*** In this space they remain parts of the quarters that are possibly associated to the temple of Tezcatlipoca, one of the first places of the spanish conquistadors and the first headquarters of the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico
Teotihuacan mural paintings “Reticulated Jaguar” and “Procession of Characters”, dated from 200 to 500 AD, were intervened by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) experts, with the objective of removing artificial support installed 50 years ago, which added weight.
Restoration and museographic updating at precincts seat of Independence Movement; the opening to public of 3 new archaeological zones in Queretaro, Guanajuato and Oaxaca, and the creation of the first museum founded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) dedicated to Mexican Revolution, are some priority projects to be developed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in 2010 as part of the Bicentennial of the Independence and the Centennial of the Revolution commemorations.
With the aim of preserving mural painting distributed in Mexican Prehispanic sites, the National Program on Prehispanic Mural Painting Conservation was implemented, allowing a planned, consistent and continue protection strategy for murals found in diverse, complex contexts.
Finding in 1790 Coatlicue and Piedra del Sol (Sun Stone) monumental monoliths was a relevant factor in the New Spain that contributed to wake among population the need to struggle for freedom and independence, as well as generating interest on rescuing Prehispanic past.
Rests of a circular-based temple that according to the reconstructive map of Mexica ceremonial center in Tenochtitlan, could be the most important dedicated to Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, were discovered by National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) specialists in a plot located at the back of Metropolitan Cathedral.
A wall with a rich glyphic text that includes the complete name of the ruler that founded one of the most important Maya military seigniories was discovered in Tonina Archaeological Zone, in Chiapas. Epigraphists point out that the finding will bring in new information regarding Maya grammar, since it shows linguistic features yet to be deciphered.
The recent finding of a 19th century silver bracelet in Alamo Mocho, in the desert of Baja California, represents the first material evidence of presence of the Mormon Battalion, which camped at the site before integrating to the 1847 Mexico-United States War (Mexican War).
Mexica monolith Tlaltecuhtli (Earth goddess) could be exhibited for the first time in the occasion of the exhibition “Moctezuma II”, which arrives to Mexico after its successful presentation at British Museum in London.
More than a dozen dwelling, ritual and funerary sites, some of them more than 1,000 years old, were located inside shallow caves at Barranca de la Sinforosa (Sinforosa Gully), Chihuahua. According to preliminary studies, vestiges could correspond to Tubar people, an indigenous group that isolated in Tarahumara Mountain Range during Colonial times to avoid evangelization, and extinguished in late 19th century.