The subject climbed the pyramid to take pictures of him for social networks, but he was stopped, and a person dared to hit him with a stick.
The esplanade of the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá became a place of “punishment” again, after several national and foreign tourists shouted and beat a visitor from Poland, who this Saturday climbed the steps of the Kukulcán Castle, violating the rules of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
Some visitors punished the Polish by hitting him with a stick for his audacity, while several questioned his actions, as it is a pre-Hispanic structure considered one of the new seven wonders of the modern world.
“The tourist who went up the west steps of the Castle this Saturday, January 28 without permission, was arrested and after 12 hours of administrative arrest he was released.
On November 21, a Tijuana woman went up to the Castle and was nearly lynched by several visitors, but the authorities did not report the punishment applied.
On that occasion, the Ministry of Culture of the Mexican government only issued a statement informing that there was no damage to the majestic pre-Hispanic building, considered by the Mayans as a temple in honor of Kukulcán.
Cárdenas Chab said that the visitor from Poland was also fined 5,000 pesos (263 dollars), payment that was made in the Treasury box, located in the municipality of Tinum, municipality of Yucatán.
About the visitor who violated the rules by going up the steps of the Castle, it was reported that he accessed the unauthorized area “to take pictures and share them on social networks.”
The case of the Polish tourist who went up without permission to the Kukulcán Castle is the first one registered this 2023 in Chichén Itzá, for which the INAH authorities in Yucatán, headed by José Arturo Chab Cárdenas, ask visitors to respect the rules.
“Tourists must respect the security measures of the INAH in the archaeological zone to preserve the cultural heritage of Mexico, take care of other visitors and enjoy that Mayan legacy,” he explained.
The INAH reported in a statement that the monument did not suffer any alteration in its structure and that the administrative fault was imputed, as reported by Chab Cárdenas, for disobeying the guidelines established in accordance with the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monuments.
Since 2008, the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monuments establishes the prohibition of entering or climbing certain structures or spaces of archaeological zones in Mexico. EFE
Source: Aristegui Noticias