Photo: INAH Opens $15 Million Maya Museum in Cancun
Clearly those behind the Cancun’s new Maya museum are not living in fear of the end of the world, as they recently opened a multi-million dollar cultural attraction.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) recently opened the $15 million Museo Maya de Cancun, the institution’s largest project since the 1987 opening of Templo Mayor Museum.
Government officials expect the new museum, which sits in the resorts Hotel Zone, to see about one million visitors each year, with Cancun averaging about 12 million visitors per year.
The 55,000-square-foot museum houses 350 artifacts and exhibits that include 14,000-year-old skeletal remains.
Each year Mexico’s tourism and travel industry accounts for about 13.2 percent of the country’s GDP.