Edzná becomes a museum: this is the new INAH archaeological zone in Campeche

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On June 28, the INAH inaugurated a Site Museum in Edzná with the aim of preserving the ancient pre-Hispanic city considered the Mayan capital.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will inaugurate on June 28 a Site Museum in Edzná, a pre-Hispanic city considered the Mayan regional capital.

The archaeological zone, which is located 55 kilometers from Campeche, receives its name from the Itzá lineage of Chontal origin, since the inhabitants of other settlements referred to the inhabitants of this city as Itzáez; Its meaning is in fact “house of Itzáez”.

In Edzná, surprising architectural groups that correspond to the Petén style were built, works that can be seen in multiple points of the Yucatecan peninsula. Among them is the Great Acropolis and enormous buildings such as the so-called Cinco Pisos, indicates the INAH.

In addition to the fact that in its heyday its inhabitants developed a complex hydraulic system that allowed them to have water all year round,

The objective of opening the Site Museum is for people to learn about the evolution of how Edzná became a powerful regional capital between the years 400 and 1000 AD.

The opening of the site is part of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza), which seeks to work on the conservation and restoration of pre-Hispanic structures; as well as modernize the infrastructure of archaeological sites near the Mayan Train, says a statement from INAH.

The Museum was inaugurated by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum.

Source.- elsoldemexico.com.mx

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