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Balankanche Caves II

The Sacred Cave of Balankanche, which lies some kilometers from Chich?n Itz?, contains chambers which were once filled with hundreds of ceramic incense burners and miniature metates (grinding stones) laid out on the cave floors, as offerings to the rain god. Caves were seen by the Maya and most other Mesoamerican cultures as sacred places and as entrances to the underworld. The one is still used by local shamans (priests) who continue to regard it as sacred.

Posted by yucatanmayanretreat on December 7, 2009 at 2:23 AM 579 Views

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