Mexican scientists discovered the world’s largest flooded cave system that extends an amazing 216 miles (347 km) and is filled with artifacts.
According to underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, the caves is a “tunnel of time that transports you to a place 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.”
“This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world,” said de Anda. ”It has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which are evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as extinct fauna and, of course, the Maya culture.”
The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system.
In the calendar of this ancient civilization, the world ended in 2012, which, according to paleontologists, is similar to the “Zoroastrian” civilization in the East.
It is said the archaeologist de Anda of Mexico has been exploring underwater caves on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico for decades.