The “Promeza” program promoted by the Mayan Train reports that the Great Museum of Chichén Itzá reports 70 percent progress.
The emblematic Mayan Train, much more than a simple travel route, emerges as an emblem of cultural reaffirmation that enhances the essence, inclusion and connection of the Mayan population, in addition to giving relevance to monumental archaeological sites in the Mexican southeast.
Diego Prieto Hernández, head of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), shared an updated perspective on the progress of the Archaeological Zones Improvement Program (Promeza) in section 4 of the railway project that connects Izamal, Yucatán, with the vibrant Cancun Quintana Roo.
Great Museum of Chichén Itzá reports 70 percent Progress
The strategy, promoted by the country’s Ministry of Culture and executed through INAH, has achieved significant milestones, especially in the construction of the long-awaited Great Museum of Chichén Itzá.
Prieto Hernández highlighted that this project is essential for the complete understanding and appreciation of this pre-Hispanic jewel, converted into the busiest archaeological site in Mexico.
With the museum approaching completion at 70% completion, we must not forget the Visitor Service Center (Catvi), which is at a 36% stage. This center promises world-class facilities for local artisans and traders.
The global relevance of Chichen Itza has led Promeza to expand its visit circuit, including areas such as Chichén Viejo, which recently opened its doors, seeking to redistribute the flow of tourists. With almost 9,000 meters of educational paths, the ancient metropolis consolidates itself as a pioneer in cultural dissemination.
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At the same time, Ek’ Balam, another jewel of section 4, continues to benefit from research and conservation efforts, adding trails and exhibits to enrich the visit.
Closing his update, Prieto Hernández revealed that rescue actions on section 4 of the Mayan Train have resulted in the identification and conservation of 4,228 historical structures, providing invaluable information on the construction techniques and demographics of the peninsula in ancient times.
Additionally, 570 artifacts have been recovered, ready to be exhibited in existing museums or those soon to be inaugurated. Likewise, more than 42,000 ceramic fragments, 16 human bone remains with their respective grave goods and 145 natural indicators such as cenotes and caves have been cataloged, testifying to human occupation of past eras.
This cultural treasure, without a doubt, reaffirms the historical wealth that the Mayan Train seeks to leave reflected in the Great Museum of Chichén Itzá and other archaeological sites.
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