A woman is almost lynched by the local population of Chichen Itzaas well as by several tourists, after the visitor decided not to respect the restrictions and climbed the pyramid of Kukulkan, in Yucatan.
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Various videos of the woman climbing the stairs of the apartment began to circulate on social networks. “The Castle”, as that building is also known, while the people below reproached him for the act. In other materials it was seen how a local guard had to go up to ask him to come down from the monument. Said act earned him the nickname of “Lady Chichen Itza”.
However, once below, the crowd rushed against her; between insults and even pulling her hair, she had to leave the place helped by a couple of people, who appeared to be her companions.
And it is that, despite the fact that climbing that monument is prohibited, the woman —whose nationality has not been confirmed, although she appears to be Mexican— did not respect the safety net and climbed the more than 90 stairs; Once at the top, she danced and even posed for pictures while a guard asked her to come down.
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When she came downstairs, she was greeted with chants of “jail, jail!” and sacrifice, sacrifice!”, as well as a variety of insults and attacks from the spectators, who threw water and other objects at him.
It should be noted that the archaeological zone of Chichen Itza was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1988 and by 2007 received the title of Wonder of the World. It was since 2008 that the Cultural Board of the site, as well as the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), they decided to prohibit the passage of people to the top of the basement in order to protect the integrity of the place.
According to the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monumentsbreaking said norm is attributable to an administrative sanction, as well as a fine that can reach 50 thousand pesos.
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“Any violation of this Law or its Regulations will be sanctioned by the competent Institutes, with a fine of one hundred to fifty thousand pesos,” reads article 55 of said law.
According to various reports, the offender was placed at the disposal of the municipal police of tinumalthough the type of sanction that was imposed has not been clarified.
However, it is not the first time that this has happened, because in January 2021 another woman also climbed to the top of the monument, taking by name “Lady Kukulkan”.
In that case, the woman was rebuked by the local authorities, who were able to verify that the offender was intoxicated. The INAH began investigations “for the unauthorized access to the archaeological monument named El Castillo in Chichén Itzá Archaeological Zone, on Sunday, January 3, 2021, by a woman who was apparently intoxicated.”
Once detained by the guards, she alleged that she broke the regulations because I was keeping a promise to her deceased husband. “That’s why I bring his ashes,” she explained. However, the INAH authorities denied that the woman —who was originally from Tijuana, Baja California— did not throw ashes nor any other substance from the highest point of the basement.
Said woman was also chased and booed in the place by the other tourists, while they asked for jail and fines as punishment.