The title seems a bit odd and somewhat of an overstatement – is that what you are thinking? Using the words of Karen & Eric, they say, “Ancient Mayan ceremonies and superstitions, human remains, a virtually unpronounceable name (Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave), narrow water-filled passages and more.” So perhaps “Underworld” is a correct description – at least that is what the Mayans thought they were entering.
Another observation they made was “All of the remains belong to male victims except for the so-called Crystal Maiden which is also the only intact skeleton found in The Cathedral…”. This female is called the Crystal Maiden not only because she’s the only female inside the cathedral area of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave but her skeleton is intact and has become covered in sparkling mineral deposits over the years. Here is a picture taken by Eric & Karen:
Click here to read and see more pictures and a video of the experience that Karen & Eric had on their ATM cave tour.
Thank you again Eric & Karen very nice article about your stay here in Belize – keep it up.