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National Geographic working on Mayan Cozumel program

Cozumel, Q.R. — The production team of National Geographic have arrived on the island of Cozumel to begin working on a special program that will be part of their Mysteries of the Mayan Underworld project.

The team has spent many months focusing on five points between Quintana Roo and Yucatan since last year, putting together Mysteries of the Mayan Underworld.

The production team is on the island of Cozumel in search of Maya archaeological sites and beaches to be added to the framework of a special feature Cozumel 500 years: Encounter between two cultures. The scouting being done on the island will result in a program called The Great Mayan Route.

Miguel Galvez, producer of the project said that they look for Mayan archaeological sites and beach areas, as well as aspects related to maritime navigation in this area of the Caribbean since the main topic is navigation.

In Cozumel there are all the necessary characteristics to develop this part of the project. They will visit different archaeological monument, as well as cenotes and the vestiges that are on the south side of the island.

During their first visit, the team will analyze the different sites and the technical needs necessary to cover the production of the program.

The underwater mysteries of pre-Hispanic origin that are located below Riviera Maya have been the central theme for many of the recent National Geographic television shows.