A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so frightens nearby villagers that they won’t go anywhere near it. The ancient Maya seem to have kept their distance too.
The locals have named this natural well Sac Uayum (pronounced sock-wye-OOM).
Before the archaeologists begin their dives, shaman Teodormio San Sores prepares for a traditional ceremony amid the steam from food offerings cooking on a fire.
Aftermath of an Avalanche
But who knows? He could very well uncover more clues as to why people were once laid to rest in this watery grave.
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