Yucatán to invest millions to restore ancient Maya cities

The Government of Yucatán will work jointly with the INAH to restore key Maya cities
Yucatán to invest millions to restore ancient Maya cities
Chichén Itzá – Photo: Courtesy of INAH-Conaculta/RML
27/03/2018
12:28
Yazmín Rodríguez, Correspondent for EL UNIVERSAL
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With an investment of MXN$ 35 million, the government of the state of Yucatán is planning to restore the ancient Maya cities of Chichén Itzá, Kinich Kak Moo, Dzibilchaltún, Uxmal, and Kulubá.

In order to do this, Governor Rolando Zapata Bello signed an agreement with the National Insitute of Anthropology and History (INAH) so experts are able to restore, and continue investigating, the legacy inherited to us by this ancient civilization.

Zapata Bello added that not only will this measure boost domestic and international tourism but it also will help us deepen our knowledge about the Maya civilization.

“In 2012, our archeological sites and ecologic reserves welcomed close to 2.3 billion visitors,” said the Governor, highlighting that Chcihén Itzá, Uxmal, Ek Balam, and Dzibilchaltún were the most visited sites, accounting for 85% of tourists.

Part of the investment will be allocated to the Kulubá site, which according to Yucatan's Governor, will reinforce tourism in the state by becoming a major attraction.

For his part, the General Director of the INAH, Diego Prieto, stated that “Yucatán has a rich social, cultural, and natural wealth, and we celebrate the focus on these aspects with a social and economic scope to maximize its tourism potential.”
 

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