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  • Extreme archaeology: Divers plumb the mysteries of sacred Maya pools

    Videographer Marty O'Farrell captures divers taking a core sample from the bottom of pool 6.

    Videographer Marty O'Farrell captures divers taking a core sample from the bottom of pool 6.

    Rights-protected photo by members of the 2010 Village of Peace Archaeology project (VOPA)

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      Videographer Marty O'Farrell captures divers taking a core sample from the bottom of pool 6.

      Rights-protected photo by members of the 2010 Village of Peace Archaeology project (VOPA)

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      University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa Lucero, who led the expedition, surveys Pool 1, the deepest of the pools her team explored.

      Rights-protected photo by VOPA

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      Video: Expedition Video: Divers surveying a pool Video: Massive underwater trees.

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