Yucatan Facts and History
Yucatán, peninsula containing the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and part of Tabasco; all of Belize; and part of northern Guatemala. The Yucatán projects into the Atlantic Ocean and separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. Physiographically, the peninsula is a coralline limestone tableland with an average elevation of less than 152 m (500 ft), except in parts of the south, where projecting spurs rise to a height of about 460 m (about 1500 ft). Distinctive topographical features of the northern portion are the numerous limestone caverns and underground channels into which rainwater drains. These are called cenotes. It is now known the Mayans practiced human sacrifice and discarded the victim in the cenote. There was a ceremony of sorts where the Mayan chiefs chanted
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