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Cenote: Portal to the Underworld

Unique geology in Southern Mexico generated a feature important to the people who first lived there. In Maya cosmology, fresh water limestone reservoirs and caves in the Yucatan Peninsula were called cenotes. They were portals to the underworld. In the Yucatec Maya language they are called, D’zonot. Many of these pristine aquifers are hallowed to […]

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