The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave or ATM – for short, may be the most prized and treasured Mayan site in Belize – and that’s because of the spectacular skeletal remains of 15 individuals that can be found there.
They are estimated to be over a thousand years old – and the most precious is the so called Crystal Maiden, the skeletal remains of a young woman.
Not far from Belmopan, it is a popular tourist destination, but a couple weeks ago, during one of the regular tours, one of the tourists got a little careless around one of the skeletons. He dropped his camera, fracturing one of the thousand year old skulls.
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