About Naj Tunich
Interesting Places, Natural, Geological Formations, Caves
Naj Tunich (Mopan Maya: /nah tunit͡ʃ/ "stone house, cave") is a natural cave which was used by the Maya as a ritual pilgrimage site during the Classic period. Artifacts show that the cave was accessed primarily during the Early Classic period with deposits becoming rarer during the Late Classic period. The fame of the cave, however, rests on its long Late Classic hieroglyphic texts as well as on a considerable number of painted scenes and figures.