Mexico's Ancient Civilizations
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here are descriptions of the most important ancient Mexican civilizations, and their various archaeological sites.
Greeting the New Era in the Maya Calendar
The end of the Maya calendar cycle in December 2012 drew crowds to sites throughout the Maya world. See how some celebrated the occasion in Chichen Itza.
Mayan Archaeological Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula
The Yucatan Peninsula offers many attractions but its ancient Maya ruins are among the most fascinating.
Tips for Visiting Archaeological Sites in Mexico
These tips will help you prepare for visiting Mexico's impressive archaeological sites. Find out the hours, admission fees and more.
Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area. Here's a definition of the term, and the basic characteristics and timeline of Mesoamerican civilizations.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization.
Mayan Civilization and Culture
An overview of Mayan culture, from ancient times to the present day.
Templo Mayor Archaeological Site and Museum
Templo Mayor is an archaeological site and museum located in Mexico City. Find out the background and history of the Templo Mayor and visitor information including location, hours and admission fees.
Monte Alban is among Mexico's most important and impressive ancient sites. It was once the capital of Zapotec civilization.
Teotihuacan, a large archaeological site outside of Mexico City, is famous for its Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Take a virtual tour of this ancient site.
Tulum: Mayan Archaeological Site
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Chichen Itza Photo Gallery
View photos of Chichen Itza, a Mayan archaeological site, now one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Palenque: Mayan Archaeological Site
The archaeological site of Palenque is among the most important and impressive ancient Mayan sites.
You'll find lots of them in the Yucatan Peninsula and for the Maya they held ritual importance, but - what is a cenote?
Cobá: Mayan Archeological Site
Coba is a Mayan archeological site located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which contains several pyramids and ruins.
Mitla Archaeological Site
Mitla is an important archaeological site which can be visited on a day trip from Oaxaca city.
Where is Nohoch Mul?
Nohoch Mul is the tallest Mayan pyramid, located at the ancient Mayan archeological site of Coba in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
2012 and the Mayan Calendar
The Maya calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2012.