National Institute Of Anthropology And History

Latest National Institute Of Anthropology And History Items
  • Mexico demands Sotheby's halt auction of artifacts

    The Mexican government is demanding that Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Columbian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.

  • Mexico road project sets up fight over ruins

    When neighbors in the hills east of Mexico City saw backhoes ripping up pre-Hispanic relics for a highway, they did something unexpected in a country where building projects often bulldoze through ruins: They launched protests to stop the digging and demanded an accounting of what is there.

  • Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012

    Mexico's archaeology institute downplays theories that the ancient Mayas predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012, but on Thursday it acknowledged that a second reference to the date exists on a carved fragment found at a southern Mexico ruin site.

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