In den Todeskammern der Maya
Millions of years ago, a meteor slammed into our planet on the Yucatan peninsular, in today’s Mexico. It put an end to the reign of the dinosaur and created a vast subterranean system of caves that are partially linked to the Atlantic – a highly treacherous and largely unexplored submarine world.
About 2,000 years ago, this area was home to the highly developed Mayan culture whose stone buildings, palaces and pyramids – long lost in the primeval forest – today fascinate scientists and tourists alike. The movie, originally intended as a search for undiscovered Mayan sites, burial caves, and subterranean ritual sites, soon developed into an increasingly bizarre thriller.