cave of the crystal sepulchre


The Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre is found in Belize and houses the skeletal remains and archaeological artifacts of the Maya. The most fascinating resident is the Crystal Maiden, a young girl who was the victim of human sacrifice. Her calcified bones glitter like crystal making her all the more eerie than the average skeleton.

The Crystal Maiden.

Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), also known locally as “Xibalba”  is a cave in Belize, near San Ignacio, Cayo District, notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. There are several areas of skeletal remains in the main chamber. The best-known is “The Crystal Maiden”, the skeleton of a teenage girl, possibly a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance.