Mayan Apocalypse

While investigating the fall of the remarkable Mayan Empire, Josh unearths human skulls and ancient Mayan sacrificial altars in the caverns underneath the jungles and ruins of Mexico.

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    December 14
    8pm | 7c
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Exploring Cancun

Exploring Cancun

Before Josh begins his investigation into the downfall of the Mayan Empire, he explores some of the best beaches Mexico has to offer. 960 1280

  

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Josh stands in front of El Castillo, the central pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this pre-Columbian city built by the Mayans is also the second-most-visited archaeological site in the country. 960 1280

  

Floating in a Cenote

Floating in a Cenote

Josh poses with his crew while floating in a flooded cenote in Tulum, Mexico. There are more than 6,000 cenotes discovered in Mexico, accounting for over 1,000 miles worth of tunnels, with an estimated 10,000 miles of tunnels yet to be found. 960 1280

  

Josh Gates and Jovana Jimenez

Josh Gates and Jovana Jimenez

The next morning, Josh meets with Jovana Jimenez, an archaeologist who specializes in cenotes. She takes Josh into a cenote where he gets to see stalactite formations that are millions of years old. 960 1280

  

A Ghoulish Makeover

A Ghoulish Makeover

After leaving the ruins of Coba, Josh heads back to Tulum, where he takes part in the annual Day of the Dead festival by getting a ghoulish makeover. 960 1280

  

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Josh gets in the spirit by dancing in the streets with some locals and sampling the region’s delicacies. 960 1280

  

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

After enjoying some of the local cuisine, Josh poses with a friendly yet scary Mexican at the Day of the Dead festival. 960 1280

  

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