Is there a cave under Chichen Itza?

Is there a cave under Chichen Itza?

Is there a cave under Chichen Itza?

Archaeologists have discovered a cave filled with hundreds of artifacts beneath the ruins of the Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the lead researcher on the project said Monday, calling the find “incredible.”

Can you swim in the Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza?

Cenotes are among the biggest attractions on Yucatan, as there’re over 6.000 of them. In most of them you can swim, which is an unforgettable experience. This one in Chichen Itza differs from all others. You cannot dip there, and it had a special meaning for Maya.

Is there a cenote under Chichen Itza?

Archaeologists and Geophysical Researchers from the University of Mexico have announced the discovery of a large cenote, or sinkhole cave, underneath the famous Maya temple pyramid at Chichen Itza. The pyramid is known as Kukulkan or El Castillo.

Can you swim in the cenote?

These cenotes are popular, frequently regulated attractions that, for years, have been deemed safe for swimming. Best of all, we always provide life jackets and snorkeling equipment, so we can mitigate any safety risks as much as possible.

Is there a Mayan city underwater?

The city is located at the bottom of Lake Atitlan, in the Solola Department, near the town of Panajachel. An international team of experts has explored the 2,000-year-old sunken Mayan city of Atitlan and declared it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What’s underneath Chichen Itza?

Further excavations revealed that it had nine platforms, a single stairway, and a temple containing human remains, a jade-studded jaguar throne, and a so-called Chac Mool. The Chac Mool is a type of Maya sculpture of an abstract male figure reclining and holding a bowl used as a receptacle for sacrifices.

Is there sharks in cenotes?

Diving with whale sharks, diving with bull sharks and cenote diving in the spectacular cave systems of the Yucatan peninsula. Diving with whale sharks and bull sharks are both season bound and unfortunately we were here out of season for diving with either.

Why is Mayan city underwater?

The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is theorised that a natural event linked to volcanic activity caused a drop in the lakebed, resulting in the city becoming submerged at a depth of between 12 and 20 metres.