San Francisco Javier Ex Temple, part of the National Museum of Viceroyalty (MNV), in Tepotzotlan, Estado de Mexico, will be the seat of the Ancient Music Festival “Fiestas, Fandangos y Saraos” from October 9th to 24th 2009.

Places of memory and living traditions of Otomi-Chichimeca people in Toliman, Queretaro, as well as the Ritual Ceremony of Voladores (Flying men) of Papantla, Veracruz were included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in September 30th 2009.
Decision was made during the 4th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, until October 2nd.

More than 200 dinosaur tracks and uncountable fossils of different Prehistoric species that lived more than 72 million years ago have been located by specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in southwest Coahuila, in a paleontological deposit that will be open to public visit in October 2009.

Submerged archaeology specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) found in several cenotes in Yucatan a dozen of Prehispanic Maya skulls, 2 Colonial rifles and nearly 50 vessels, some of them dated between 400 and 250 BC.

With the best technology available at the moment, 10 years ago, companies and professionals dedicated to building illumination began working in Mexico, mainly on Colonial Religious constructions as Zacatecas Cathedral, in Zacatecas, Cuitzeo Agustinian Ex Convent in Michoacan and Santo Domingo de Guzman Temple in Oaxaca.

Mexico has managed to locate in the 4th place in the world regarding cultural tourism, position that can be outscored if good use of cultural resources from Northern Mexico is made; with support of academic research, public politics and management strategies, they can turn into international level cultural products.

After being exposed for the last time a hundred years ago, several objects that belonged to Miguel Hidalgo or were related to him, such as a silver medal with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, an Our Lady of Sorrows locket and a Guadalupan scapular, will be appreciated by general public from September 12th 2009.

Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco were built almost at the same time, in 1325 and 1337 AD, respectively, but Tlatelolco was founded by dissident Mexicas who decided to move to the north of Tenochtitlan, where a commercial empire would raise. 

Forty five years ago, 44,000 square meters of Chapultepec Park were destined to an ambitious project: the construction of the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA). In a record timing, a year and seven months, it opened its doors in September 17th 1964, to become an “unforgettable place for Mexicans”.

Dr. Nelly Robles Garcia is the new president of the Archaeology Council, scientific advisory organism of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in charge of analyzing, studying and ruling archaeological research in Mexican Territory.

With 105,000 visitors (5,000 more than last year) and 16 per cent more editorial sells, concluded the 21st International Anthropology and History Book Fair (FLAH), which took place in the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) from September 17th to 27th 2009.

In September 1975, a group of San Miguel del Milagro, Tlaxcala dwellers discovered at Cascasmeme a human face painted in black, with clear Maya influence, which led to archaeological exploration at Cacaxtla, a unique city in the High Plateau.

A stele from Cerro Tortuga Archaeological Site, in Oaxaca Coast, has revealed the connection maintained between Chatina Region and Teotihuacan: a character with similar elements to those found at Teotihuacan mural paintings. The piece might date from between 200 and 800 AD, as announced by archaeologist Ivan Rivera Guzman from National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).