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Maya relics in world's largest underwater cave system | ArchaeoFeed
Archaeologists exploring recently discovered world's largest underwater cave, located in Sac Actun and Dos Ojos, Mexico, discovered Maya relics and remains of Pleistocene fauna. Mayan mask found in Sac Actun (by National Institute of Anthropology and History) Two large networks of underwater caves of Sac Actun and Dos Ojos were found connected last month by researchers, forming world's largest underwater cave network known to man. Researchers of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have been exploring the area for ancient relics. They believe that water has fluctuated over time, and that they were a source of water in times of severe drought. So far among finds made in the cave are remains of animals dating all the way back to the Pleistocene epoch (between 2.6 million to 11700 years ago), and artefacts left inside by humans: burnt human bones, ceramics, wall etchings and more. Remains of a Pleistocene bear (by National Institute of Anthropology and History)