‘Lady Chichén Itzá’: A woman climbs the Kukulkan pyramid despite restriction and is booed

A woman climbed the pyramid or temple of Kukulkan, in the Chichén Itzá archaeological complex, one of the seven wonders of the Modern World in the Mexican state of Yucatán, flagrantly violating the prohibition of ascent that has been in force since 2008.

The woman’s action caught the attention of other tourists who were in the place and who began to record what happened. Once at the top of the pyramid, the offender began to dance.

The woman was lowered and escorted by a worker from the complex. When she got out, the other visitors booed her, threw water at her and even pulled her hair.

“Jail! Go to jail for an idiot!” Those present were heard to say, who were furious with the tourist.

On social networks, the woman was nicknamed ‘Lady Chichén Itzá’, a term that has become part of the vocabulary of Mexicans to refer to people who have behaved arrogantly or aggressively.

The Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported that the offender received an administrative sanction, as established in the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Zones, reported Excelsior.

Since 2008, for conservation reasons, visitors to some archaeological zones have been prohibited from climbing the monuments. If they violate the regulations, they can be fined up to 100,000 pesos (just over $5,100).

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