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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
The Maya and Their World
Caves and the Maya
Journeys into the Underworld
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
About the Author
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Exploring Maya Ritual Caves: Dark Secrets from the Maya Underworld

Exploring Maya Ritual Caves: Dark Secrets from the Maya Underworld

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Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and artifacts are discussed. Chládek, an intrepid explorer, then describes important caves that he has recently visited and provides photos of their wonders.
Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and artifacts are discussed. Chládek, an intrepid explorer, then describes important caves that he has recently visited and provides photos of their wonders.

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Categories:Books, History, Religion
Publish date: Jun 2011
Added to Scribd: Feb 06, 2012
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