Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered a sarcophagus of more than 1000 years old at the Acropolis of Toniná Archaeological Zone, in Chiapas. The finding might help understanding the collapse of ancient Maya culture, since it corresponds to the same period, between 840 and 900 AD. This entombment, due to its features, has been compared to the Reina Roja (Red Queen) burial uncovered in Palenque.
Earthenware “talks” to archaeologists: each fragment brings in data that helps reconstructing the history of Prehispanic society. This aspect is discussed at the exhibition Hablar con barro (Earthenware Talks), presented at Aguascalientes Regional Museum.
Crucial place of the Bicentennial of the Independence Route, “Casa de Morelos” Ecatepec Community Center will conclude it’s restructuring in 2010, with the actualization of its Archaeological Hall, where paleontological and Prehispanic material found in Estado de Mexico will be exhibited.
At Lagartero, Chiapas, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered a nearly 1000 years-old stele with a bas-relief of the conquest of a Maya group by other.
Recent explorations conducted by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) point out that Plan de Ayutla Archaeological Site, in Chiapas, could have been the political center where the lineage that founded Bonampak originated,more than 1,400 years ago. This hypothesis is based on interpretation of inscriptions at different monuments.
Semi nomadic groups from Baja California Sur practiced more than 2300 years ago a unique entombment method, consisting in double inhumation, as studies practiced on osseous rests found in more than 100 burials reveal.
After 2 years of intense restoration work and an investment of nearly 20 million MXP, the Pame temple of Santa Maria Acapulco was put into operation again in the Mexican entity of San Luis Potosi. The temple was struck by lightning in July 1st 2007, setting fire to the palm roof.
Schools of thought that influenced 20th century revolutions, particularly Mexican Revolution, passed from one continent to the other and will be subject of study at the International Colloquy on Migration and Revolution, where national and international historians will analyze this theme.
Since January 25th 2010 and through the year, public radio and television will transmit 150 programs under the title “Discutamos Mexico” (Let’s Talk About Mexico), where 500 specialists in history and national life from Prehispanic days to our times will debate, as announced by President Felipe Calderon.
The wall that surrounded the Prehispanic city of Chichen Itza, built near 900 AD to serve as defensive barrier, is object of investigation and restoring tasks with the aim of recovering its prior appearance and determine its relation with the Great Game Court.
Besides the loss of human lives, earthquakes and other disasters can damage built heritage of a country, symbol of identity for its inhabitants. A successful case of heritage recovery is described in the book Los monumentos arqueologicos de Monte Alban ante los desastres naturales: el sismo de 1999. (Archaeological Monuments in Monte Alban Facing Natural Disasters: The 1999 Earthquake).
As part of the celebrations of Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of Mexican Revolution, during 2010 the halls of museums that lodge historical objects related to both political movements will be available on-line at the official National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Internet page.
With a new museographic script that contextualizes development of Cacaxtla Prehispanic city, as well as a display that reveals secrets of the mural paintings, which designs and colors remain after 1,000 years, restructuring of this Tlaxcala Archaeological Site Museum was concluded.