A call to Latin American countries, among them Mexico, to form a common front against pillage of submerged material remains, product of maritime activity of the Spanish Empire with its American reigns, was made by Dr. Fernando Serrano Mangas, one of the few experts in Carrera de Indias, the route followed by ships between Spain and America.
Mexican restorer Lilia Rivero Weber was elected member of the Council of ICCROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation of Cultural Property) during the 26th assembly of the organism, celebrated in Rome, Italy.
Humidity problems that affected the Huasteca monolith known as Lunar Calendar located in Tamtoc Archaeological Zone, San Luis Potosi, were solved by specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) by draining out the spring where it was found and where it is exhibited to present. This is an alternative measure while archaeologists find the Prehispanic channels that must have solved the problem back then.
Potosino Regional Museum celebrates its 57th anniversary with cultural activities, outstanding a concert offered by soprano Conchita Julian and the inauguration of the traveling exhibition Legado Sagrado. Edward S. Curtis y el Indigena Norteamericano. (Sacred Legacy, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian).
An 85 centimeters long ceramic sculpture with the effigy of Mexica deity Xipe Totec, 4 human burials with osseous rests and 2 offerings were found in a plot next to Tula Archaeological Zone, in Hidalgo. The first representation found of the masculine deity in Hidalgo has been preliminary dated between 900 and 1150 AD.
As part of the colloquy Los margenes de la Ciudad. Los Barrios Urbanos de la America Hispana, siglos XVI-XXI (Margins of the City. Urban Neighborhoods in Hispanic America, centuries 16th to 21st) was inaugurated the exhibition Resplandor en los Margenes, Imagenes del barrio de Cuepopan (Splendor at the Margins, Images of Cuepopan), which portraits evolution of one of the earliest and most popular neighborhoods in Mexico City.
By exhibiting 25 mosaics and other items made out with feathers at Tepoztlan Ex Convent Museum, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) supports the recovery of feather art, an almost extinct technique that symbolized wealth, fertility and power during Prehispanic times; those who used feathers were associated with divinity.
A photographic register of the places where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla left his mark, integrated by nearly 500 pieces, was donated to the National Photo Library, part of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
El Carmen Museum, one of the most traditional cultural precincts in Mexico City, celebrates its first 8 decades as a museum with the exhibition 80 años, 80 obras del Museo del Carmen (80 years, 80 Works at Museo del Carmen), with items that span 3 centuries of history, based in a new museographic script that looks forward to rescue and exhibit the complete heap of the museum.
With a total of 137 projects inscribed to virtually recreate 58 cultural sites at 25 states, the registration to the contest “Pon a Mexico en el Mapa” (Put Mexico on the Map) which objective is to promote Mexican museums, archaeological sites and historical monuments worldwide, was completed.
The Mexica Hall at the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) counts on with an interactive screen that allows a better understanding of the emblematic Sun Stone or Aztec Calendar, one of the most complex sculptures, even for specialists.
Quoting Memoirs of Hadrian, written by Marguerite Yourcenar, Consuelo Saizar, president of the National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA), inaugurated Pompeya y una Villa Romana. Arte y Cultura alrededor de la Bahia de Napoles (Pompeii and a Roman Villa. Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples) at the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA).
With the planting of 3,000 endemic trees, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) concluded reforestation of vulnerable areas at Chichen Itza Archaeological Zone, in Yucatan, with the aim of counteracting deforestation at the Maya site, caused by natural events such as draught.