A major characteristic of the Yucatan peninsula is the existence of cenotes. They are not only sources of water but also contain information about the region itself. Much has been recovered inside of cenotes, taking us way back to the time of the first settlers of the Peninsula, telling us much about the funerary customs and myths of the ancient Maya. This program explores some of the most important cenotes of the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
The film takes viewers to the inland waters of the Aktun Ha or Hoyo Negro cenote, where they have found human skulls and bones from prehistoric megafauna, ranging from around 10,000 years ago to the present. In the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itzá you will learn about one of the sites with the longest history of research, which served as a place of worship and pilgrimage for the ancient Maya.
This film is a journey to the depths of the past, guided by archaeologists Guillermo de Anda, Helena Barba, and Luis Alberto Martos. So watch and discover the secrets of these mysterious and important natural formations.