INAH

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History

INAH is Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia).

For lots of international visitors, that might mean simply, "The Anthropology Museum." That's indeed INAH's most popular destination, and one of the most important museums they run. In fact, the run quite a lot more. No fewer than 12 museums in Mexico City are INAH museums. They also administer the four most important archaological sites in Mexico City.

An institute run entirely by the Mexican federal government, it was founded on February 3, 1939 under a mandate from President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río.

Its creation has played a key role in preserving the Mexican cultural heritage. The INAH is headquartered in the Palace of the Marqués del Apartado. Its influence on this and hundreds of other valuable historical sites and properties in the country is probably incalculable.

Often together with the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura - INBAL), INAH catalogs and protects buildings, archaeological sites, monuments and other artifacts considered part of the cultural heritage.

Antigua Alhóndiga/Casa del Diezmo

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Templo Mayor Archaeological Site & Museum

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Museo de Azcapotzalco

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Pueblo Culhuacán and San Juan Evangelista Monastery

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Cuicuilco Archaeological Site and Museum

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National Museum of Anthropology (MNA)

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Museo de el Carmen: Temple and Monastery

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Chapultepec Castle, National History Museum,

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Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl Temple, Tlatelolco

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Venustiano Carranza House Museum

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Manuel Orozco y Berra Library & INAH Historical Studies Center

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Museo de Tecpan

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Casa de la Poeta Ramon López Velarde

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Santa María Nativitas de Zacapan

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San Nicolás Tetelco and the Church of San Nicolás Tolentino

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Interactive Museum of the Economy (MIDE)

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Temple of Saint Augustine and Old National Library

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INAH Exhibition Space at Airport Terminal 2

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National Museum of the Interventions – Churubusco Monastery

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The Old Basílica de Guadalupe: The Cristo Rey Expiatory Temple

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Museo del Caracol

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San Pedro Apóstol Tláhuac Church and Monastery

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Cuahilama Archaeological & Ceremonial Site, Xochimilco

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Caja de Agua Museum at Tlatelolco

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