A modern passenger train moving along tracks with dense greenery on one side and a small group of people beside the railway.

Preserving Mayan Heritage Along the Train Route!

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is prioritizing the preservation of archaeological sites along the Mayan Train route, a project dedicated to safeguarding Mexico's cultural heritage. INAH's General Director, Diego Prieto Hernández, recently announced the upcoming inauguration of a museum at the archaeological site of Edzná. The event, scheduled for this Friday, will be attended by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the virtual president-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.

"This museum is part of a network created for the enjoyment of both national and international tourists. The Promeza project involves a significant research and recovery effort aimed at bolstering the historical and cultural heritage of the Mayan civilization," Prieto emphasized.

In a recent press conference, Prieto clarified that the Mayan Train project isn't approved solely at INAH's discretion, but rather, it's based on meticulous scientific research. This research encompasses everything from the initial review of the routes to the identification and examination of archaeological remains, both fixed and movable.

"We are focusing on two main areas: archaeological salvage and the enhancement of archaeological sites. So far, we have retrieved over 62,000 construction elements and 1.4 million pottery pieces from these historical sites," Prieto added.

Through these efforts, INAH is committed to preserving and promoting Mexico's cultural heritage, ensuring that future generations can appreciate and learn from the rich history of the region's ancient civilizations.