From the Che Chem Ha Cave entry in Wikipedia:
Che Chem Ha Cave or Chechem Ha Cave is a Mayan Ceremonial Cave, known to be a major tourist destination. It is located 12 km (7 miles) southeast of Benque at the start of the Maya Mountains of Belize.
The Che Chem Ha Cave (Poison Water Cave) entrance is a small hole which leads to the main tunnel (200 m (660 ft) long), this tunnel connects to a large chamber which then connects many other small chambers high up within the cave. This cave contains many ancient Mayan artifacts
This cave contains a main chamber filled with rocks lined up which is believed to have been used for sacred Mayan rituals dating from the middle pre-Classic period (900-300 BCE) to the late classic period (700-850 CE). Also, there are many chambers found high up within the cave which contain many large pottery vessels which may have been used to collect 'pure water' to be used for their rituals.
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