Civilization existed on the planet for over two billion years and it was therefore one of the most important archeological sites in the galaxy. Up until 2367, 947 archeological expeditions had been conducted, with 74 of them revealing findings of major importance, the first one 22,000 years prior. A significant number of these excavations had been conducted by Vulcans through the Vulcan Science Academy. Other expeditions had been conducted by the American Continent Institute, the University of Alpha Centauri, the University of Hawaii, the University of Betazed, and the Memory Alpha Cultural Institute. Y'zjete H'ieh City was one target of such expeditions.
The Taguans sealed off the ruins to foreign visitors in the 23rd century, but the ruins were still the focus of much interest. In 2367, the annual symposium of the Federation Archaeology Council was held in orbit of Tagus III on board the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Qpid")