Mayan civilisation

Funerary urn dedicated to the Maya god of corn discovered in Mexico

The artefact is the latest archaeological marvel unearthed during the construction of the controversial Maya Train project

Hidden burial chamber discovered at Tulum Maya site in Mexico

The cavern’s entrance had been concealed by a boulder that appears to have pinned an unfortunate person to the spot when it was installed

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Mexico’s $28bn Maya Train puts 25,000 historic sites at risk

Many organisations, including Unesco, fear the project will negatively affect the region’s cultural heritage, natural environment and residents when it opens in December

New museum planned for ancient Mayan complex Chichén Itzá, Mexico’s most visited archeological site

With first leg of controversial $20bn Maya Train project set to begin operation, authorities have stepped up excavation and development of archaeological destinations

Groups in Guatemala demand return of Maya throne sent to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guatemalan law prohibits the export of such artefacts for exhibition, local culture organisations say