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October 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Five state police officers were arrested in connection with the deaths of four villagers during a raid on protesters who had seized the entrance of a Maya archaeological site. The five officers led an operation Friday to remove hundreds of mostly indigenous villagers who had occupied the entrance of the Chinkultic ruins in southern Mexico for nearly a month, the Chiapas Justice Department said. The officers were being investigated on possible homicide charges. The villagers, most of them from the Maya Tzeltal and Tzotzil cultures, had been protesting excessive entrance fees and the failure to reinvest that revenue into the area's infrastructure and environment.
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January 14, 1990
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NEWS
March 6, 2011
The ruins of Petra in Jordan are among the world's most renowned archaeological sites. The ancient city is known for towering structures half-built and half-carved into the rock. On a trip to the ruins in December, Times reader Sara Shuman shot this photo of the monastery, one of Petra's most famous structures, with her iPhone. "We rode donkeys up the 800 steps in Petra...to see this amazing Nabataean monument," Shuman says. "Most folks don't take the time and effort to climb up the mountain to see this amazing template.
TRAVEL
February 14, 2014 | By David Kelly
BLUFF, Utah - Darkness was falling like a starry curtain as I pulled into this dusty town along the San Juan River. It was mid-November, and a cold wind was blowing in from the desert. The lights of a lone café illuminated a sign ahead. "Bluff, Utah Est. 650 AD. " My search had led me here, to a place where American history stretches deep into antiquity. I was chasing the Anasazi, Navajo for "Ancient Ones," the mysterious people who occupied these harsh lands from the 12th century BC until vanishing 700 years ago. I'd stood in their magnificent Great Houses in Chaco Canyon, N.M., and palatial cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, Colo.
NEWS
January 4, 2005
I was appalled that Craig Childs ["Aching Fingers, Concrete Toes," Dec. 28] not only entered an unguarded Anasazi ruin in Arizona but spent the night. Rather than "leave it be," they wandered through a "hive of ancient rooms." Many of our national treasures have been damaged by such thoughtless action. Walking on the rubble can damage the artifacts and structures that can give archeologists insight into ancient and extinct civilizations. Indeed, entering Anasazi ruins is prohibited on public lands.
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September 24, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
For the the past year since Hurricane Gilbert, the booming Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has been in a near-constant state of change, precipitated by both man and nature. A new international airport terminal has opened in Cancun, making arrival even more efficient and speedy. And the resort's beachfront skyline continues to fill in with resort hotels and condos, along a newly widened Paseo Kukulkan.
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