By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: On our last visit to Mexico we went to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza. I became really fascinated with this ancient culture. Id like to return to Mexico and was wondering if they have uncovered any new sites?

A: The Mexico Tourism Board announced in December that two archaeological sites will be opening this year. Peralta is one. This archaeological site is considered to be one of the most ancient Bajo style which developed between 300 and 700 AD. Located in the state of Guanajuato, over 20 pyramids are believed to be covering 22-hecatres.

The other site to watch for is Tehuacalco. Located about 50 minutes from Chilpancingo in the state of Guerrero, the archaeological site is named from a Nahuatl Tehuacalli word that means "artificial ritual caves."

According to, E-Puerta Vallatra Travel Magazine, the site dates back to the post-classic period between 1200 and 1300 AD. The site is a settlement of the Yope culture that includes nine monumental structures.


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