actun tunichil muknal cave

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Every year, tourists flock to The Actun Tunichil Muknal, a cave near Belize, which is a Maya archaeological site and the home to a number of skeletons. The most popular being The Crystal Maiden - a skeleton of an adolescent that was used as a human sacrifice. After 1,000 years, the skeletal remains calcified, resulting in the skeleton appearing to sparkle in the light. If you want to catch a glimpse of this rare relic then you have to know how to swim as the cave contains a 2 mile river which one must swim up to reach The Crystal Maiden.