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April 2021

Ancient Maya caves dot Belize, but they’re so different, nobody says, “When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” One of the most unique is Actun Tunichil Muknal, the site with such a long name, it was called ATM long before the acronym stood for banking kiosks. How is ATM different from other Maya sites? For one thing, it’s underground. While most ancient Maya ruins are above ground so visitors get easy access to temples, housing and ballparks, this cave, where