More than a hundred ethnographic, archaeological and historic pieces from the Republic of Cyprus, as well as compact discs and books that give account of  culture in that nation, were donated to the  National Museum of Cultures (MNC) to be included in the halls that to present undergo remodeling, which did not count on with Cypriot items.

Fortresses built by the Spanish Crown in Mexican coasts are considered a defense system that generated a specific architectural style; considering this, specialists from different institutions have proposed that the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) promotes their inscription to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

After the recent acquisition of more than 9 hectares of terrain where Chalcatzingo Archaeological Zone, Morelos, is located, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) retook work at areas with cultural vestiges, starting elaboration of an architectonic covers project to protect the Olmeca reliefs, considered the earliest of the Central High Plateau.

Regarding information published in the web of a Spanish newspaper about the “discovery” of a “painted pyramid” in Calakmul Archaeological Zone, Campeche, “that offers unknown keys concerning Maya civilization”, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) specifies that the finding is not new; it was registered in 2004 as part of a research project conducted and supported by this Institute for over 10 years.

A journey through Colonial portrait history, from the earliest pictures, which recovered particular features of the portrayed ones, to those that remarked their power and status, and the ones that broke academic cannons, was offered by Spanish and Mexican specialists at the conference series, La pintura de retrato entre el siglo XVIII y el XIX (Portrait Painting between 18th and 19th centuries).

The building that lodges “Fuerte de San Diego” Acapulco Museum of History, in Guerrero, underwent a major maintenance program and a museographic restructuring in 4 of its halls, carried out by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) with the support of the civil association Adopte una Obra de Arte (Adopt an artwork).

Chapultepec Castle has been seat of the National Museum of History for 65 years; to celebrate it, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) created the virtual visit on the Internet, where public can tour 55 spaces and exhibitions that show how our country has developed through time.

Areas restricted to public can be visited in a virtual way, such as restoration workshops, the warehouse and the observation tower known as Caballero Alto.

Exhibition halls and other spaces at the Castle can be visited on-line at www.inah.gob.mx/paseosvirtuales, where 360° panoramic views and audio archives conform the virtual guided tour though this 18th century historical building.

Constructed by Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez orders between 1785 and 1787 to be a country house, Chapultepec Castle has had different uses though history: military academy, imperial residence of Maximilian and Charlotte of Habsburg, as well as presidential seat for several periods, until 1944, when President Lazaro Cardenas ordered its transformation into a museum.

The visit divides in great moments of Mexican history, beginning in Prehispanic Age, followed by New Spain Reign, Mexican Empire, Independence War, The Reform, Mexican Revolution, 1917 Constitution and The Modern Age.

Different sections of the museum’s collection can be appreciated at the virtual visit, such as Numismatics, Painting, Clothing, Furniture and Documents, integrated by objects from 16th to 20th century.

Among spaces that can be visited outstands Charlotte and Porfirio Diaz bedrooms, Virreyes, Gobelinos and Malaquitas rooms, Carriages and Niños Heroes halls, as well as mural paintings located in stairwells.

An impressive view of Mexico City from Caballero Alto watchtower, where the first astronomical observatory was, can be admired only in the Internet, as well as warehouses and restoration workshops.

The virtual visit offers a gallery integrated by 137 photographs, 66 information cards, 2 videos, an article about the museum and a general information section that helps real visitors to get there.

National Museum of History “Castillo de Chapultepec” virtual visit adds up to other virtual tours created by INAH and available at its official Web Page, such as tours to Malinalco Archaeological Site, National Museums of Anthropology and Viceroyalty, Templo Mayor Museum, and archaeological sites of Yaxchilan and Palenque in Chiapas and Chichen Itza in Yucatan, among others.

The meticulous analysis of a negative discarded that German photographer Hugo Brehme (1882-1954) was author of the famous full-body photograph where Emiliano Zapata appears standing with the rifle in his right hand, a sable in the left, and a band covering his chest under the cartridge belts.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Government of Sinaloa State will work jointly to create a digital information system on Sinaloa cultural heritage, on which urban development plans will be based, which will reinforce protection of archaeological and historical goods.

To recognize cultural diversity of Mexico within resolution of legal conflicts and justice administration, particularly in cases that include indigenous groups, is the main theme of the 1st Anthropological Expert Appraisal Colloquy inaugurated in November 10th 2009, with the participation of more than 30 law and ethnography experts.

Two centuries before our era, the region of Campania became the favorite place of Roman emperors-from Julius Caesar to Nero- and aristocrats to relax, due to the beauty of the Bay of Naples. Pompeii, Herculaneum and nearby villages represented leisure for some and work for others, like artists.

There are more than 300 languages spoken in Mexico to present, which represents the same number of cultural possibilities to which an individual can belong. Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), aware of this problematic, have been working for several years in professionalization of anthropological expert appraisal, a legal instrument that inserts into the justice administration processes that involve indigenous groups their scientific and technically based opinion.

The arrival of ambassadors from 11 countries received by Alfonso de Maria y Campos, general director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), in representation of Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, gave start to the 3rd International Festival La Nao Acapulco 2009, celebrated from November 5th to 8th 2009.