Mexico City, January 19: World is wonder as well as the underworld. Divers in Mexico have discovered the largest known underwater, flooded cave in the world after 10 months of intensive exploration. This underwater wonderland is the largest flooded cave system.
The cave is made of two massive underwater caverns which are connected. Till the discovery of the connection, its vastness was unknown to us. The new wonder is located near the beach resort of Tulum, reported Reuters. The two caves, Sac Actun and Dos Ojos, measured at 163 miles and 52 miles, respectively.
The discovery "allows us to appreciate much more clearly how the rituals, the pilgrimage sites and ultimately the great pre-Hispanic settlements that we know emerged," Guillermo de Anda, director of the GAM, told. This discovery will help to unlock mysteries of Maya civilization.
"Along this system, we had documented evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as extinct fauna and, of course, the Mayan culture,” he added.