Cahal Pech

             
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Cahal Pech, "Place of the Ticks", is located on the southern outskirts of San Ignacio. This ceremonial center includes pyramid temples, palaces, and ball courts five stelae and an altar. The site core consists of some 34 large structures and with the occupation probably running through the entire Classic Period. Cahal Pech contains evidence of some of the earliest Maya settlements in Belize. Several caves just upriver from the center contain evidence which suggests that the occupants of the site conducted periodic rituals within these subterranean caverns.

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