At early 20th century, Porfirio Diaz selected examples of Prehispanic architecture greatness to show them to the world in the occasion of the Centennial of the Independence. These sites were Teotihuacan, Estado de Mexico; Xochicalco, Morelos; La Quemada, Zacatecas, and Mitla, Oaxaca, all of them explored by Leopoldo Batres.
An advanced video guide system called “iTour” was implemented at National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) which puts this precinct in the forefront of state-of-the-art technology use in Mexico.
Four kilometers away from Monte Alban Archaeological Zone, in Oaxaca, experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) restore the largest Zapoteca ballgame court found to present, which special features are niches on its corners.
Facing hurricane “Jimena” arrival to Baja California Sur coast in September 2nd 2009, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has implemented the Program for Cultural Heritage Disaster Prevention (PREVINAH) to safeguard archaeological and historical sites located in this entity, as well as museum precincts.
More than 9 hectares where Chalcatzingo Archaeological Zone, Morelos is located, were acquired by National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) as part of a priority project of scientific research and conservation that translates in the consolidation of this Olmeca site management program.
Exclusion of common people in Oaxaca Valley might have been a determinant fact of Monte Alban collapse near 800 Ad, according to researcher Arthur Joyce, associated Archaeology professor at University of Colorado at Boulder, United States of America.
Zacatecas is the seat of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Category II Regional Office, to promote training, research and conservation of artistic, historical, natural and archaeological heritage of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Ready to receive more than 100,000 visitors, Anthropology and History Book Fair (FLAH) counts on with the presence of more than 100 publishing houses and more than 10,000 volumes exhibited. It is dedicated to Catalonia as an acknowledgement to Catalan intellectuals exiled in Mexico that developed important cultural and academic institutions in our country.
With participation of national and international researchers who during 4 days will present results of recent Zapoteca scientific studies, the 5th Monte Alban Round Table in Oaxaca, where archaeologist Roberto Gallegos Ruiz was awarded with Eagle Warrior Prize for finding Zaachila Prehispanic tombs, discovery that allowed verifying relations between Zapoteca and Mixteca peoples.
Baroque façade that used to be at the front of San Agustin Convent during 16th century, demolished after instauration of Reform Law, was admired again using multimedia technology, which recreates details and color of the New Spain building.
Chronological adjustment regarding Zapoteca Culture development that includes a new one-hundred years period denominated Transition, corresponding to 850-950 AD, could help define causes of Monte Alban, Yagul and Xaaga abandonment.
Metallic heritage in Latin America outnumbers European and North American heaps, but lack of information about its proper treatment has provoked loss of pieces or unsuccessful restoration, declared Johanna Thelle, specialist from Universidad de Chile and president of International Council of Museums- Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), organism part of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organism (UNESCO) at the inauguration of 3rd Latin American Congress of Metal Restoration taking place in Mexico City from September 1st to 4th 2009.