Archaeologists crawl for hours through tight underground passageways of Balamku to reach artifacts untouched for 1,000 years.
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Near Chichén Itzá, the Balamku cave was originally discovered in 1966, by Víctor Segovia Pinto. For unknown reasons, he sealed the cave and all records of its discovery were lost. Now, more than 50 years later, National Geographic Explorer Guillermo de Anda and his team rediscovered the cave during their search for the water table under Chichén Itzá.

Read more about the discovery in “Maya ritual cave ‘untouched’ for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists”

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  1. I’m Mexican. And my family have their own land there. Almost every year they find skeletons and clay pots while they dig to plant vegetables. Is my family the only one or are their other people they experience those things as well?

  2. The cave is a time capsule. Any ancient text in it? Luckily the monotheistic invaders didn't know of the cave, if not all would have been destroyed and we won't be able to study the relics.


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