Yucatán

Motherboard

1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artifacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave

The cave was first discovered by local farmers in 1966, but was walled off until last year for unknown reasons.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.19
Cave Dives

The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts

Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
Tacos

The Essential Mexico Taco Map

Tacos: al pastor, de canasta, seafood, beans, guacamole, carnitas, cheese, or just plain tortillas with salt. The taco universe in Mexico is infinite.
Munchies Staff
7.4.17
mexico

A Secret Pyramid Was Found Inside an Ancient Temple in Mexico

Using 3D imaging technology, archaeologists detected a hidden structure inside Chich'en Itza's Temple of Kukulkan.
Sarah Emerson
11.18.16
Dirty Work

Dirty Work: Mezcal and Ceviche with Eric Werner of Hartwood

Eric Werner of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico stopped by the MUNCHIES kitchen for Yucatecan-inspired feast.
Brad Cohen
11.13.16
APOCALYPSE

Scientists Model the Epic Cloud of Smoke that May Have Killed the Dinosaurs

Atmospheric soot may explain why crocodilians endured the fallout while dinosaurs perished.
Becky Ferreira
7.14.16
americas

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs may have helped create new life

A group of international scientists has just finished collecting samples from the crater formed by the asteroid that is widely blamed for the extinction of the dinosaurs. They believe these could help explain how life on earth recovered after the shock.
Gabriela Gorbea
6.28.16
nasa

Scientists Set to Drill Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater for the First Time

A tale of dead dinosaurs and ecological recovery is written in the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.16
Munchies

How This Lap Dog-Sized Tamale Became the Food of the Dead

In Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated by offering a giant casserole-like tamale that is bigger in size than a small a chihuahua and tastes more like an epazote-scented chicken pot pie than an actual tamale.
Javier Cabral
11.1.15
Cookbooks

How to Run a Restaurant in the Middle of the Jungle

"It's exciting to be in a kitchen and see a monkey jump in and take one of the bananas that's ripe," says chef Eric Werner of Hartwood in Tulum. "Sometimes it's a clear indication of what fruit is really ready and at its most delicious."
Matthew Zuras
10.21.15
americas

Mexico Is Hacking Team’s Biggest Paying Client — By Far

Since Sunday's leak, documents reveal that Mexico is by the far the Italian's company biggest client, paying $6.3 million for software that digital rights advocates say are illegal under Mexican law and could harm citizens' privacy.
Daniel Hernandez and Gabriela Gorbea
7.7.15
Photo

The Mexican Town That Bashes Piñatas Full of Live Animals

Every year, the people of Citilcum meet up to beat a ton of animals to death.
Hugo Borges, Words by Tomás Martín
5.19.15
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