May 02, 2019 |
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Cenote Sagrado – Mexico

Located in the archaeological site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Sagrado was a Mayan sacred sinkhole. It has a diameter of 60 meters and the cliffs surrounding the water table reach up to 27 meters.

The ancient civilization worshiped Chac, the god of rain, and believed sinkholes visited by him were sacred and should be used for rituals and sacrifices. During times of drought, men, women, and children were thrown in the cenote to appease the god, but apart from bones, gold, jade, and pottery were also found at the bottom.

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