The Museum of Mayan Archeology, better known as the Fort of San Miguel, resumes activities this Wednesday, with a capacity of no more than 30 percent and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by official provision of the Ministry of Health. Currently, the walled enclosure, which was closed for seven months, has 10 exhibition rooms where pieces from various pre-Hispanic settlements of Xkalumkin, Becan, Jaina, Calakmul, and Edzná are located.
The MAM is part of the museums that this week welcomes the public. Thus, in adherence to the guidelines established by the health authorities, the Federal Ministry of Culture, through this institution, gradually reactivates the cultural life of the country for knowledge and recreation.
The head of the INAH Campeche Center, Elizabeth Velázquez, explained that little by little the archaeological centers will resume activities, but in some, they are still rebuilding the roads, as in the case of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.
So far in the capital, there are already two museums, run by the INAH Campeche Center, which opened their doors to the new normal and the staggered reactivation of tourist and economic activities in the entity. The first was the Campeche Fuerte de San José Underwater Museum. Of the archaeological sites in the city, only Edzná is in operation.
The Social Communication Office of the federal agency reported that the archaeological sites of Hochob, Dzibilnocac, Balam Ku, Xpujil, El Hormiguero, and El Tigre are also yet to be opened.
The first visitors to enter the site were a couple living in the United States but of Mexican origin, so the head of the Ministry of Tourism, Jorge Manos Esparragoza, said that there is already a presence of national and international tourism and this gives way to that with coordination, more recreation areas can be opened under the care of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), as well as by the Ministry of Tourism.
With this, he revealed that it is not past this year that the caves of Xtankumbilchuna’an also open in the municipality of Hopelchén, given that they have already made the payment of the electric energy debt and also placed solar panels to reduce energy consumption, however, he did not want to risk giving an opening date.
Source: mayaturistic.com, yucatanalamano.com