Mayan victims have been found with a mysterious blue string in their teeth

More than 15 years after its discovery, the Midnight Terror Cave in Belize still leaves clues to more than 100 people who were sacrificed to the Mayan rain god more than a millennium ago.

Used for burial during the Maya Classic Period (AD 250 to 925), the cave was named by local residents who were called to rescue a wounded thief in 2006. A three-year excavation project by California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) professors and students have concluded that the more than 10,000 bones found in the cave represent at least 118 people, many of whom had evidence of trauma inflicted around the time of death.

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