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Che Chem Ha Cave

Che Chem Ha Cave

Che Chem Ha Cave is an archeological religious site of the Mayan civilization.

 

 

 

Location: 16 miles South of San Ignacio, Cayo District

 

 

 

Description of Che Chem Ha Cave

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Che Chem Ha Cave is situated 16 miles South of San Ignacio in Belize. Che Chem Ha means "Poisonwood Water" in a Mayan language. Caves played an important role in the Mayan beliefs and religion. It was viewed as an entrance to the Underworld. Ancient people brought their offerings in clay pots that they left inside. The holes were made upon completion of the ritual. It was done so that pottery wouldn't be reused by the local peasants. Today Che chem Ha Cave is a time capsule of the Mayan society that tried to appease their gods by leaving offerings in this small cave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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