MEXICO CITY.- The National Institute of Anthropology and History
(INAH) will restore 14 historical places in Morelos, with resources from 2010 Temporary Employment Program (PET).
Four sites part of Zapata Route; 5 convent conjuncts part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, and 3 archaeological zones, among them, Xochicalco, will be attended from April to August 2010.
Anthropologist Eduardo Lopez Calzada, director of Morelos INAH Center, informed that protection, conservation and restoration tasks will include El Olindo, country house of Maximilian of Habsburg, Emperor of Mexico, and urban image improvement of Tetecala locality.
Cleaning, maintenance and conservation tasks will be performed by inhabitants of nearby areas under supervision of INAH specialists, to begin in April 12th 2010, added the director. The program implemented by the Institute and the Secretariat of Social Development (SEDESOL) will generate 258,240 temporary posts.
First spaces intervened will be those part of the Zapata Route: Ex Hacienda de Chinameca, Ex Cuartel Emiliano Zapata, in Tlaltizapan, as well as 2 museums, Casa de Morelos in Cuautla, and Anenecuilco.
Morelos State is a key place during the Revolution because it was here where Zapata fought and was born; this year, we propose a reflection about the revolutionary process by improving this emblematic sites, remarked Lopez.
Ex Hacienda de Chinameca is the last point of Zapata Route, where the general was killed. The commemorative sculpture will be intervened too. Morelos State Government has recently recovered this precinct; in coordination with it, walls and façade will be restored.
Maintenance work started in 2009 will continue in Ruta del Volcan ex convents, declared World Heritage in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Among these monuments are Cuernavaca cathedral, and the former convents San Juan Bautista, in Tetela del Volcan; Santo Domingo de Guzman, in Hueyapan; San Juan Bautista, in Tlayacapan, and Natividad de Maria, in Tepoztlan.
Finally, other sites to be intervened will be archaeological zones of Xochicalco, Chalcatzingo and Chimalacatan.