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Exploring Maya Ritual Caves

Dark Secrets from the Maya Underworld

Exploring Maya Ritual Caves by Stanislav Chládek
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Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and artifacts are discussed. Chládek, an intrepid explorer, then describes important caves that he has recently visited and provides photos of their wonders.
AltaMira Press; July 2011
184 pages; ISBN 9780759119895
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Title: Exploring Maya Ritual Caves
Author: Stanislav Chládek
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