Just think about it – if you read this message, archaeologists are digging continuously in several places on the planet. Their enthusiasm is easy to understand because when they find the ancient artifacts or bones of an animal, they can learn a lot about the distant past of the earth. Recently, scientists in Yucatan, Mexico, have been fortunate enough to find the teeth of several shark species, including fragments of the skeleton of an underwater monster – Megalodon. This finding was a long-standing assumption of the researchers that part of modern Mexico was underwater millions of years ago.
According to Fox News, the bones were found in the walls of the funnel formed after the collapse of the arch of a limestone cave called Khos. This cave is located near the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan – the city of Merida. It was built in the 16th century on the site of a crater that was preserved 60 million years ago after the fall of the Chiksulubsky asteroid. Researchers have long assumed that this region was once under water and confirmation has been found.
The biggest shark in the world
According to spelunker Kai Nite Wilcis Zapat and his assistant Eric Sos Rodriguez, they managed to find and examine at least 13 teeth. Part of the fossils belonged to the live shark, maco and pilonosa shark. In addition, however, scientists discovered the remains of an ancient monster, Megalodon, that lived on our planet more than 2.5 million years ago. Incidentally, he and the other two sharks had a common ancestor – a tiny fish that lived right on the ocean floor.
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It is noteworthy that archaeologists have also discovered parts of the human skeleton in addition to the remains of underwater predators. According to hypothetical data, human bones belonged to a teenager, but researchers were unable to provide any other information. Perhaps after studying the remains of anthropologists the public will know the age of the found teenager. It is likely that he once became a victim of sharks and his bones were found along with the remnants of predators. It is also possible that he wandered in a cave and died long after the explored part of Mexico looked out of the water.
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Incidentally, it is likely that the indigenous people of these areas knew very well that sharks were found here. The fact is that the name of the Khos limestone cave can be translated as "shark". However, there are many similar caves in the Mexican state of Yucatan – currently the researchers are aware of the 6000 craters that formed after the cave collapsed. Most likely, the remains of ancient waterfowl are walled in their walls, leaving archaeologists still busy.
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In the end I want a documentary titled "Monster Shark. Megalodon lives "from the Discovery Channel. It is about an ancient underwater monster and examines the possibility of existence in the present. Very recommended to watch!