A group of archaeologist has discovered the world’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico. The researchers connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. The discovery is an important archaeological find, as it could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.
1. According to a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM), the 347-km long cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.
2. Under the rules of caving, however, Sac Actun now absorbs Dos Ojos and its former length to form the world’s largest known underwater cave, beating the Ox Bel Ha System that held the title earlier with a total estimated length of 270 km.
3. The gigantic passage is so big that it was actually thought to be two different cave systems. The Dos Ojos cave system spanning around 83 km was thought initially to be distinct from Sac Actun.
4. During the intense exploration efforts, the group of researchers found that a cave system known as Sac Actun, which once measured around 262 km, connected with the 83-km long Dos Ojos cave system.