Researchers from UNAM discovered that underneath the Kukulcan pyramid in Chichen Itza, there is a small body of water “cenote”, which offers the experts new clues about the symbolic value of these ruins for Mayan culture. This body of water has a volume of 25 by 30 meters and a depth of 20 meters under the Kukulcan pyramid. The discovery of the cenote was made thanks to investigations on practices that the Kukulcan represented for the Mayans before the Spanish epoch. A group of scientists from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the finding on Thursday, the discovery being attributed to information gathered on the subsoil by new technology developed by the university graduates that used 96 electrodes connected to the perimeter of the pyramid in order to scan the subsoil.

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