Mexico: tourist punished for violating cultural heritage

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It should be noted that the Pyramid of Kukulkan is one of the jewels of the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 and in 2007 received the title of wonder of the world.

There is a federal law

For conservation reasons, climbing into this Mayan temple has been prohibited since 2008. Therefore, and in accordance with the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monuments, failure to comply with this rule is subject to administrative sanction, as well than a fine of up to 50 thousand pesos. But in addition, the Mexicans present can become aggressive

The archaeological area of ​​Chichén Itzá is considered cultural heritage

The National Institute of Anthropology and History banned visitors from ascending to the Mayan temple in 2006. However, in recent months these restrictions have been violated by foreign tourists. Some have decided to climb the pyramid of Kulukkán to enjoy the view.

A tourist punished by Mexicans present

A tourist was attacked with a stick after escaping security for climbing the Kukulkan Pyramid, also known as “El Castillo”, located in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán.

The incident was filmed

In the footage of this video, you can see a man coming down the steps, while area security awaits him in the lower area.

However, a few minutes later and as the tourist is being escorted away, another visitor can be seen, with a stick, approaching from behind and hitting him on the head.

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