Expedition Unknown: Mayan Apocalypse Pictures

Josh explores the deep jungles, cenotes and ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where he investigates the fall of the Mayan Empire.
Episode: Mayan Apocalypse

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sampling the Local Cuisine

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

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.

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