Mayan Sacred Sites

Qúmarkaj
Caves have been sacred for Mayans since ancestral times.
Caves are common on Guatemala´s low lands, on the karstic soils of the North and these caves have been ceremonial centers of pilgrimage. Caves as those of Nach Tunich, according to archaeological evidence, has evidence of continuous offerings such as clay figurines or other ceramics for thousands of years.
The caves of Q´umarkaj were carved into the ground by the builders of this ancient Mayan City and to this day, they are used to performed Mayan Ceremonies and candle offerings are often found at the deepest chambers of the caves.

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