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skulls underwater in a cenote
March 5, 2020

Underwater Skulls

A snorkeling tourist floats in a cenote called Las Calaveras—“the skulls”—near Tulum, Mexico. Local Maya used to get their drinking water here until about almost 40 years ago, when divers found bones. Archaeologists have recorded the remains of more than a hundred people, usually shrouded by the water’s primordial darkness.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, Nat Geo Image Collection

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