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Pace
17th Jan 2018, 14:09
World's biggest ever underwater cave filled with ancient Mayan artefacts has just been discovered (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/worlds-biggest-ever-underwater-cave-filled-ancient-mayan-artefacts-has-just-been-discovered-1655488)

As a passionate Scuba Diver who has in the past done some small underwater caves this under Mexico must be one of the wonders of the. World at 347 KM long
Some of the photography is great

Had to post it not just for the find but the historical interest

Lonewolf_50
17th Jan 2018, 16:15
Great news for archaeology. Thanks for the link.


At the end of the article was a neat point to ponder:
The researchers are now close to connecting the "Mother of all cenotes" to the Sac Actun. "It's a tunnel of time that transports you to a place 10,000 to 12,000 years ago," de Anda said. Researchers now hope to analyse the water quality of the massive cave and study its biodiversity. More than archaeology to benefit from data/research.

Loose rivets
17th Jan 2018, 16:15
I have to reveal my shoe size and sexual proclivities to view via that link.

For now, here's some pictures. As an aside, another amazing thing most folk don't know:- Scroll down to the giant crystals and open that picture. Look again for the scale of the people.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=huge+underwater+caves+in+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjuoIyuvt_YAhXJBsAKHSjbAkQQsAQILQ&biw=1320&bih=687

I was aware of these - and the 135F temperatures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_the_Crystals

One picture shows a sectional diagram of caves. Very 3D

Having been in Texas caves it's always fascinating to hear of more being discovered. I've rowed a boat on a lake that was way below the surface. In the middle of that lake was a hole, a steel tube with a ladder that one could descend - if you wanted to go down to another lake.


Unrelated or part of, the pictures just get more and more astonishing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_the_Crystals


It wasn't long before my searching took me to the Malibu California UFO spaceship servicing structure. That, or a home for whales, it certainly is just another part of this world that wasn't seen for many, many millennia.

Probably better to stop now. :-)


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Pace
17th Jan 2018, 19:31
Loose rivets

Stunning pictures did you dive there ?

Loose rivets
17th Jan 2018, 21:48
Sadly, no. I did however do some shallow diving in Mexico. It was like swimming in a well stocked aquarium. I was befriending a barracuda just as a 4" Manta ray 'flew' overhead. Strangely, the only aggression I suffered was from a two-inch long brown fish which objected to me swimming between two boulders. It consistently sucked at me with a little round mouth and then backed away to glare. What a brave little fish.

chevvron
17th Jan 2018, 23:30
Are they the ones 'discovered' by Erich von Daniken about 30 years ago which everybody pooh poohed?

RatherBeFlying
18th Jan 2018, 01:19
El Chapo would have been most pleased to sponsor a confidential mapping:p