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"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

Several days into the cave exploration, archaeologist Lisseth Pedroza Fuentes checks out a submerged rockfall filled with bones in the first chamber.

An adult skull sitting upright amid the first chamber's rockfall debris likely belonged to a woman.

The cenote sits just outside the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Mayapán, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state ...

Nice Teeth

"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

Human remains in the second chamber include this partial skull that sits topsy-turvy amid rocks and sediment.

At the bottom of the first chamber, Lisseth Pedroza Fuentes follows an intriguing tunnel that leads to a second chamber.

"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

At the Brink

Before the archaeologists begin their dives, shaman Teodormio San Sores prepares for a traditional ceremony amid the steam from food offerings cooking on a ...