The Regional Museum of the Puuc Route will be built in Kabah during the month of February of the following year. 110 million pesos will be set aside for this project.
Jose Arturo Chab Cardenas, the director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) office in Yucatan, emphasized the significance of the precinct because it will display the major discoveries made in the many archaeological zones of the area.
On 10 hectares of federal land, the museum will be constructed and have an area of 800 square meters.
According to him, construction would start at the end of January or the start of February 2023 after soil mechanics finished planning where to put the footings and the superficial foundation.
The Puuc’s architectural and archaeological artifacts as well as more modern discoveries made while working on the Maya Train Project will be displayed at this museum.
According to Chab Cárdenas, the initial budget estimate was for 90 million pesos; however, an extension has been sought due to the possibility of an increase in some supplies and materials for 2023, and the final cost would be close to 110 million pesos.
According to the representative, Kabah was chosen over Uxmal in order to introduce visitors to the Puuc Route, which includes the publicly accessible ancient sites of Labná, Sayil, and Xlapac.
According to Arturo Chab, December 7 marked the 26th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designating Uxmal and the Puuc Route as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Investment in more pre-Hispanic sites
He stated that the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza) in Yucatan, which has 900 million pesos set aside for various works in 10 public pre-Hispanic sites, is moving along at a good clip.
“Works on preservation, restoration, and enhancement, major and minor maintenance, as well as new infrastructure, will be done. In addition to Chichén Itzá, Dzibilchaltn, Ek Balam, Oxkintok, and Uxmal this year, we also work in Chacmultn, Labná, Mayapán, Sayil, and Xlapac starting in 2023, he said.
Finally, he emphasized that the development of Promeza started on August 25 of this year in the State with 17 million pesos given for the rescue of Dzibilchaltn, and that they later started in Oxkintok with 5.5 million pesos.