Calakmul Has Re-Opened & Rio Bec Dreams Is Ready For You!
Category: Archaeology, Calakmul, Hotel News, Restaurant
After almost a year and very diligent work by the Centro INAH and Campeche to push the repair of the entrance road through Conhuas and the Biosphere, the archeaological zone of Calakmul re-opened on December 5! This means that Southern Campeche now has more ruins open than anywhere else in Mexico! Calakmul, Xpuhil, Balamku and Hormiguero are all open, promising an uncrowded view of the greatest Classic, Rio Bec and Chenes style ruins in Campeche. Read More
The Enigmatic Calakmul. The Ancient Reign Of The Kaan. A video from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia featuring drone overviews, integrated 3D reconstructions and the best views so far of the interiors of Structure II and the Painted Pyramid. The video is in Spanish but you can set YouTube to autotranslate to your language through the settings button at the bottom of the video. Go to “Subtitles” and check the Spanish selection, then Read More
Caves Discovered Beneath Calakmul
Category: Archaeology, Calakmul
Cave Paintings, Ceramics & Sacrifice. Underwater archaeologist Helena Barba Meinecke recently announced the discovery of a “corridor” of caverns beneath Calakmul, containing evidence of ancient ritual use, including ceramics, cave paintings and human remains: “There are even places in the depths of these caverns where the Maya performed their sacred rituals and sacrifices.” Barba is head of the Subdirección de Arqueología Subacuática de la Península de Yucatán del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). Read More