The ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) is named by Travel & Leisure as “1 of the Top 10 Spookiest attraction in the World. The National Geographic Channel once did a documents on it and countless other TV Series has also feature this cave.
There are two main areas of ritual significance in the cave.
The first is a ledge located above the stream that contains two slate stelae, one carved in the shape of an obsidian blade, and the other of a stingray spine.
The second area of significance in the cave is the “Main Chamber” located approximately 1 km from the entrance. The remains of 14 individuals were recorded there, including a young adult female that the cave has since grown over, except for one spot on her head. Nearly half of the individuals left here were children with some head trauma, suggesting that they were sacrificed. Throughout Mesoamerica, children were commonly sacrificed to the rain gods in the Post Classic and Colonial periods.
Review from Trip Advisor: “Luis is the best! His knowledge and love of his country and its culture made our tour of the ATM Cave an exceptional experience”.
Luis Zaiden has been guiding the ATM Cave Tour for more than 18years, now running is own company Kawiil Tours, he make sure he is the one who take you on this incredible journey.
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