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Louisville, Corozal, Maya Site Targeted by Soil and Block Thieves

On the heels of damages done to a Mayan mound in San Pedro, tonight there is another disturbing report from the Institute of Archaeology that another Maya monument, this time [...]

San Pedro Moves Against Maya Mound Destroyers

Maya mounds dot the island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. In recent days, the destruction of one has stirred outcry among the folks in the island. The proud mound stood [...]

How to Preserve Collections in Times of Disaster

The Museum of Belize under the National Institute of Culture and History culminated a two-day workshop entitled, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Collections.  Its objective is to empower collectors, custodians, [...]

The Next Generation of Archaeologists at St. Martin De Porres

Primary School students are learning about Archaeology in the classroom through a project between the US Embassy and NICH. The programme, which started some three years ago, has seen the [...]

Future Museum Plans Include Houses of Culture and Downtown “Eco-Museum”

Strange as it may sound, the Museum of Belize is not a national museum – most of its collections detail life in the Old Capital from its days as a [...]

NICH Provides Status Report on Archaeological Sites in Wake of Earl

A number of archaeological sites, including Altun Ha and Lamanai, were also closed due to the severe weather system.  The ancient Maya sites were largely unaffected by heavy winds; nonetheless, [...]

Major Discovery at Xunantunich

Xunantunich, or Stone Woman, is one of the country’s more popular Mayan sites, located just across the Mopan River in San Jose, Succotz…one kilometer away from the Guatemalan border. Centuries [...]

Tour Guide Up In Arms After Being Suspended from Altun Ha

A freelance tour guide and artisan is up in arms tonight after she was suspended from selling her arts and craft and setting foot on the Altun Ha Archeological Site [...]

Rupert Myles’ House Will Be Moved

There is another recent case involving the destruction of Mayan sites, but in the south.  Rupert Myles was detained in June of 2015, according to traditional Maya customs, for desecrating [...]

Mayan Gardening Publication Launched By Renowned Archeologist

Doctor Anabel Ford is an archeologist, who having discovered El Pilar in the west, has put in at least two decades of research arguing that the Maya’s milpa cycle is [...]

Archeologists Uncover New Maya City in Honduras

The country of Belize is dotted with Mayan monuments, but historians are yet to conclude on the number of ancient cities that existed during the Maya civilization. Today, there is [...]

Department of Civil Aviation to Receive Multi-Million $$$ Upgrade

Almost ten million dollars will be spent to improve systems at air traffic control. The signing of an agreement between three parties took place this morning at the Department of [...]

What’s the Update on Uxbenka?

Mis goes on to make a comparison between the recent situation in Jalacte and the existing issue in Santa Cruz where Rupert Myles and residents of that village are presently [...]

World Archaeological Congress Writes P.M. Barrow

The World Archaeological Congress, a consortium of renowned archaeologists representing eighty countries and territories, has written to Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  The Congress is especially concerned with issues of human [...]

Uchbenka Executive Weighs in on Myles

The Uchbenka K’in Ajau Association, the management body tasked with overseeing the preservation of the Uxbenka sacred site, has elected a new executive.  The incoming leadership of the association has [...]

Association Plans to Restore Uxbenka Site

Makin says the importance of protecting the hallowed site is to honor the legacy of their ancestors.  As such the Uchbenka K’in Ajau Association has pledged to work closely with [...]

Charges to be Brought Against Rupert Myles for Desecrating Uxbenka

For the past five or six years, the Institute of Archeology has been having discussions with the village of Santa Cruz because the archeological site of Uxbenka encompasses five square [...]

Director of Archaeology Says Fifty Percent of Mound Destroyed

According to Dr. Morris, fifty percent of the ruin has been damaged as a result of Myles’ action.  Again, Myles will be served a notice of eviction, this time by [...]

Conservation Post Inaugurated at Caracol in Memory of Danny Conorquie

Almost a year after the shooting death of Tourism Police Officer Danny Conorquie at the Caracal Archaeological Site in Western Belize, a conservation post has been erected to thwart illicit [...]

A Look Back at the History of the Belize City Museum

On this Friday, we dig into our archives and flash way back with a 1994 story about the old prison. As you may know, that prison was located in the [...]

Archaeologists Unearth Tombs at Nim Li Punit

A major discovery has been made at the Mayan site of Nim Li Punit in Toledo where an archaeological dig is in progress.  Professor Geoffrey Braswell, an anthropologist with the [...]

…Ancient Pottery and Jade Ornament Discovered

Director of the Institute of Archaeology, Dr. John Morris, acknowledges the breakthrough as significant to the Maya civilization, particularly within the context of the story being told.  That account has [...]

Tour Guides Conclude Training

Tourism is a huge income earner for Belize, which means that to remain competitive with other destinations; services need to complement the tourism product. This morning, about a hundred persons [...]

Workshop on Preserving Antiquities Opens

In Belize, there are Mayan, colonial and modern artifacts from different cultures that are kept under lock and key to preserve the tangible work of art. Since Monday, representatives from [...]

Interpol Contacted in Stolen Artifacts Case

Still on the issue of stolen artifacts, which globally represents a billion-dollar industry in the parallel market. Over the weekend, the San Pedro House of Culture was burglarized and stolen [...]