In a video that circulates on social networks, you can see a woman who goes up to the Pyramid of Kukulcán, or also known as El Castillo, in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, to spread her husband’s ashes, according to local media.
Such an act caused outrage because raising the 91 steps of the pyramid is prohibited by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) since 2008 and for this reason social networks nicknamed her #LadyKukulcan.
The INAH initiated an administrative file for the unauthorized access to the archaeological monument that occurred this Sunday, January 3.
Video that caused outrage
The audiovisual material that is on social networks can be seen that the woman goes up the steps in front of the astonished gaze of the people who were at the bottom from the Pyramid of Kukulcán and behind the restricted area.
The woman who was already baptized as # LadyKukulcán came down slowly from the pyramid and before the gaze of several people, the anger and boos he was subjected to for going up without permission, declared that she did it because she fulfilled her husband’s last will and that his ashes were thrown from the top of the monument.
INAH reported that at 1:40 p.m. on January 3, the security protocols were activated in the archaeological zone after the presence of the woman and for violating the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Zones and for which it may be worthy of a conviction of two to 12 years in prison and a fine of 100 to 150 thousand pesos.
For his part, the lawyer José Arturo Chab Cárdenas, Head of the Legal Department of the INAH in Yucatán, it pointed out “that since Sunday the administrative file No. CINAH / YUC / JUR / 01-2021 was opened and therefore the probable perpetrators have already been cited.”
The first investigations indicate that the female person is originally from Tijuana Baja California, and arrived at Chichén Itzá, through a tourist agency.
The INAH was also informed that the woman had her abilities diminished due to the effects of alcohol.
It has been more than 10 years since the authorities prohibited access to the Kukulcán Pyramid to avoid damage to the place and as well as accidents that may be generated.