Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) says they have located approximately 2,300 different types of archaeological monuments along Section 5 south of the Maya Train.
Based on the work carried out to date, the INAH says they have issued an opinion to recover valuable information and protect the more than 2,300 archaeological monuments, which they explain, range from foundations and domestic walls to buildings of a civic and ceremonial nature and vestiges in caves.
They said that archaeological monuments “of an exceptional nature” have been identified in only five zones which cover 1.15 kilometers of the 67 that make up the line.
These elements will be safe and protected through engineering solutions known as “pivots”, which do not modify the general outline and which will be done jointly with the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) and the company in charge of the project, as has been done satisfactorily in sections 1 and 2 of the Maya Train.
Due to the above, it is reiterated that Section 5 south of the Maya Train has a feasibility opinion by the INAH. With the work carried out, the archaeological heritage in the area is being rescued and protected, they said.
The Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia (INAH) also reported that in Section 5 “there is no archaeological or historical site inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), and that some of those that do have this recognition, such as Palenque, Uxmal and Chichén Itzá, will benefit from the construction of the Mayan Train, through the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza).”