The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Mexican Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), advisory organism for United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) renewed their compromise to promote agreements to benefit Mexican cultural goods, especially architectural ones.

Transformation of Mexican nationalism based on revolutionary values in globalization; agrarian movement promoted by Zapata adapted to a new situation, and Madero’s polemical though related to re election, are some themes to be analyzed by specialists from September 2009 and until 2010, as part of a historiographic revision of the 20th century.

Inhabitants of the 3 communities near Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Zone will sum up to conservation and cleaning work in September 2009, conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) facing its next opening.

Photographs of Francisco Villa crying at Francisco I. Madero’s funeral; Alvaro Obregon recovering after his arm amputation, and Lazaro Cardenas sitting on the floor sharing lunch with farmers, are shown the exhibition part of the Centennial of the Revolution celebrations at Guadalajara Regional Museum.

Looking for a good place to sow avocado, Jose Humberto Tellez and Apolinar Piceno Guillen found a pyramid covered with weed in a plot located in Ario de Rosales municipality, Michoacan.

“Olmeca: Balance and Perspectives. Memoirs of the First Round Table” (Olmeca: Balances y perspectivas. Memoria de la Primera Mesa Redonda) is for its coordinators, art historian Maria Teresa Uriarte and Olmeca specialist Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck, “a sample of the actual state of research regarding Olmeca, being it a civilization, culture, artistic style, cultural manifestation or any other definition”.

More than 300 Prehispanic pieces arrived to Guanajuato Art and History Museum as part of the exhibition “Veracruz: Ancient Cultures from Gulf of Mexico”, open from August 7th until November 2009. 80 per cent of the objects are exhibited for the first time, and the conjunct will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paolo, in Brazil.

Five hectares of green areas are being reforested at Monte Alban Archaeological Zone, in Oaxaca, with native species cultivated in its own green houses. The Prehispanic city was declared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Cultural Heritage Site in 1987.

Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) finished restoration of 2 objects most likely to have been property of Miguel Hidalgo: a silver engraved medal dated in 1803, and a golden silver locket.  

Rests of Prehispanic domestic architecture and an offering of ceramic and marine elements were found at Jonuta Archaeological Zone, in Tabasco, a discovery that confirms partial use of bricks in ancient Maya settlements at Tabasco plain near 850 AD.

Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula, and San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, samples of 16th and 17th centuries’ religious architecture, in Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, are being restored by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), after an earthquake damaged them in 1999, with a 28 million MXP investment.

Crucial episodes such as expulsion of Jesuits from Guanajuato in the middle of 18th century, as well as their educative and evangelizing labor in Mexico are revived at the exhibition “Jesuits: Life and Expulsion from New Spain”, opened in August 7th 2009 in Guanajuato Art and History Museum.

Las Labradas, Sinaloa is an archaeological site where more than 300 petroglyphs have been found to present, and maintenance and cleaning work to retire graffiti stains are about to be finished.