Once granary and prison, today a museum, Alhondiga de Granaditas, in Guanajuato, is the most emblematic building of the Independence struggle, which celebrates in 2009 its first 200 years.

Archaeological investigations conducted at Xalasco, Tlaxcala allowed discovering a great amount of ceramic, basalt and obsidian artifacts, as well as 2 human burials representative of the Classic period of Teotihuacan, material that confirms the presence and influence of this culture in eastern Tlaxcala.

Mexico is now part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Committees of Cultural Heritage and Intergovernmental for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation.

Considered as professionals living in an old-fashioned world, historians of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) want to share their difficulties and satisfactions with general public, including students that want to dedicate to history in a non-conventional congress taking place in the last week of October 2009.

At casa Colorada Conjunct, at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, a group of specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) conduct excavations to verify the origin of the ancient Maya city, parting from a hieroglyphic inscription that refers to the year 869 AD, date that could precise the occupation period before the peak of this site, between 1000 and 1100 AD.

Mexico was elected to become part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee, by resulting elected, along with other 10 countries, by the vote of 186 Party States during the 17th Session of the General Assembly celebrated in Paris, France.

With the presentation of medals to the Photographic Merit to Graciela Iturbide, Pedro Valtierra, Manuel Alvarez Bravo (In Memoriam) y Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elias Calles y Fernando Torreblanca, began the 10th National Photographic Libraries Encounter, taking place in October 22nd and 23rd 2009 at Pachuca, Hidalgo.

Archaeological evidence found recently at El Fin del Mundo Site, in Sonora, will be decisive for deepening into the study of environmental changes during Pleistocene and Holocene epochs in Mexico.

After 12 years of its creation, the Ethnobotanical Garden at Centro Cultural Santo Domingo has become a referent of the Oaxaca capital city’s public space. This initiative was presented by Patronato Pro Defensa y Conservacion del Patrimonio Natural y Cultural de Oaxaca, Pro-Oax (Oaxaca Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation and Protection Board), which now pretends to transform Guiengola Archaeological Site in an ecological reserve.

Used in 1847 during the defense of Chapultepec Castle from North American invaders, the historical flag of the National Guard of the Matamoros de Morelia Battalion was completely restored after 16 months of hard work with a technique fully developed by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

With a rite that acknowledges them as heroes, Yaqui community received osseous rests of their forefathers who fought the historic battle of Mazocoba, in 1900, to defend their territory and costumes from Porfirio Diaz army.

The right of citizenship to enjoy urban landscape gathers nearly 20 experts at the 8th International Encounter on Historic Centers Revitalization, taking place at Mexico City, where examples of enhancement of “green public space” in Mexico, Italy, France, Austria, Spain Uruguay and Peru will be presented from October 26th to 28th 2009.

Surrounded by Mixe Mountain Range, caves distributed at Yagul and Mitla archaeological sites, in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, lodge the most important testimonies of the beginning of civilization in the Americas: At Guila Naquitz (white stone in Zapoteca), 10,000 years old Cucurbitaceae seeds were found, representing the earliest rests of domestic plants known until now in the continent.