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Journey into the Maya Underworld

According to Maya legend, the entrance to the underworld is located in Belize’s Chiquibul cave system. Travelers can access several ceremonial and human sacrifice sites on this journey into the Maya underworld.

Belize’s forest-clad highlands sit atop Central America’s most extensive cave system, containing some of the largest subterranean passageways and chamber rooms in the western hemisphere. The caves were carved out of limestone by the Chiquibul River, and the watery darkness hosts a variety of resident troglobite cave creatures, as well as the occasional sub-aquatic spelunker. According to legend, the Chiquibul cave system was also the entrance to Xibalba, the macabre Maya underworld. Read more on the BBC…