Santa Elena Museum

Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

The only reason you go to this tiny museum is for the view (it's perched on a hill) and to support the locals – both worth doing. Displays are modest, mainly pictures and replicas. A small section is devoted to sisal (the fiber made from henequén) and natural dyes. The '18th-century child mummies,' are four decomposed, desiccated bodies that were found buried beneath the adjoining cathedral, which is also well worth a look.

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