My in-law is an archeologist who does Mayan digs. He pointed out all the undiscovered pyramids visible from the top of chichen iza. Everything that looks like a small mountain is a pyramid, which hasn't been excavated yet. The Mexican policy is to leave them untouched because they know it's expensive to maintain them once they are uncovered. There are two exceptions: if it will improve tourism or if it will provide new information about the decline of the ancient civilization.
I appreciated this policy when I went to Egypt. That place is a mess! They approve digs all over the place and can't handle the stuff they have. The Cairo museum is like the garage of a major hoarder. There is stuff everywhere, unlabeled, and often you have to walk around stuff to see what's behind it and even find unopened boxes. Meanwhile, every archeology student wants to work on an Egyptian dig, so universities from around the work are all getting involved finding new stuff. But the infrastructure to maintain what they have is very lacking.
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