Maya canoe surrounded by animal and human bones found in ‘portal to the underworld’ in Mexico

A picket canoe surrounded by human and animal skeletons close to the traditional Maya metropolis of Chichén Itzá could have been used as a part of a ritual.

In 2021, divers in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula found the boat and bones deep inside an underwater cave positioned 15 toes (4.6 meters) beneath the water’s floor. In complete, archaeologists discovered 38 skeletal stays, together with a human metatarsal (foot bone) more than likely from a girl, in addition to bones from an armadillo, canine, turkey and eagle, in accordance with a assertion translated from Spanish.