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The world largest flooded cave is in Mexico

10 Jan 2022

In Mexico there are numerous natural secrets; among them is the largest flooded cave in the world.

Did you know that in Mexico is the largest flooded cave on the planet?

The natural wealth of Mexico has no limits. Proof of this is that here you will find wonders such as Zacatón, the deepest cenote in the world; as well as the largest flooded cave in the world.

According to a statement from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the Sac Actún flooded cave system, which is located in Quintana Roo, is the largest in the world.

This discovery was part of the research project In search of ancestral water sources ; and it came after a group of experts managed to connect two of the largest cave systems in the world: Sac Actún and Dos Ojos . With this, the total extension obtained from the cavern is 347 kilometers.

The discovery occurred thanks to the underwater exploration group of the Great Mayan Aquifer project (also known as the Great Mayan Reef); among whom stands out the participation of the archaeologist and project director Guillermo de Anda.

In addition to this significant discovery, other objects of great archaeological value have been found. Among them there are petroglyphs, altars, shrine bones of fauna that belonged to the Pleistocene period and that are now extinct, ceramics, among others. According to Guillermo de Anda:

The amount of archaeological contexts found along Sac Actún has been overwhelming, not only in the water but also associated on the surface with this great system. What this has given in contribution to science is invaluable because now we know, thanks to these early explorations, that there were very early men in this area ...

I remember my archeology books, there was talk of an antiquity of maybe 4000 years in the Yucatan peninsula of human presence and now this has tripled.

However, according to Guillermo de Anda, the findings do not end there; For this reason, it is important to continue with the explorations since it is estimated that only the Sac Actún system could reach 1000 kilometers.

Source: Mexico Desconocido (

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