What destroyed the Mayans? Belize’s spectacular Great Blue Hole holds the answer, scientists say

December 29, 2014 8:18 PM

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What destroyed the Mayans? Belize’s spectacular Great Blue Hole holds the answer, scientists say

After extracting minerals from the caves of the Blue Hole, scientists have found the answer they suspected all along: a terrible drought wiped the Mayans out centuries ago.

The spectacular “Great Blue Hole” that sits off the coast of Belize is nearly 1,000 feet wide and plunges to depths of greater than 400 feet, and it holds an ancient secret — not of some great sea monster living deep below, but of the extinction of the once-great Mayan civilization.

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