• Mayan civilization language
    Mayan Civilization
    Mayan civilization language
  • Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
    Human Sacrifice
    Human sacrifice in Mayan culture
  • Where were the Mayans and Aztecs located?
    Located Mayan
    Where were the Mayans and Aztecs located?
  • Mayan calendar for Kids
    Maya For Kids
    Mayan calendar for Kids
  • South America Mayan ruins
    Mayan Ruins
    South America Mayan ruins
  • Facts about the Mayans
    Facts About The Mayans
    Facts about the Mayans
Mesoamerican pyramids Facts
Mesoamerican pyramids Facts
October 19, 2017
Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, with over 150, inhabitants at its peak. At Teotihuacan, we can find some of the largest buildings ever erected in the New World. Teotihuacan‘s…
Mesoamerican gods
Mesoamerican gods
October 15, 2017
Mayan Gods and Goddesses The ancient Maya had a complex pantheon of deities whom they worshipped and offered human sacrifices. Rulers were believed to be descendants of the gods and their blood was the…
Mayan Religion For Kids
Mayan Religion For Kids
October 11, 2017
Contents Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma ( eternal spiritual path ) began about 4 years ago in India. It was the religion of an ancient people known as the Aryans ( noble people ) whose philosophy, religion, and customs are recorded in their sacred texts known as the Vedas. These texts were initially handed…
Where do the Mayans live today?
Where do the Mayans live today?
October 7, 2017
“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” –Rigoberta Mench’u Tum, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. The ancient Mayan civilization may now be long gone but this does not mean that the society…
Ancient Mayan masks
Ancient Mayan masks
October 3, 2017
The mask—5 meters (16.5 feet) wide and 3 meters (10 feet) tall—was stunning. But what made it truly remarkable was its age, dating back to around 200 to 150 B.C., a millennium before what is considered the height of Maya civilization. The early years of Maya civilization, the so-called pre-classic period—from…
Tulum ruins History
Tulum ruins History
September 29, 2017
Spectacularly located on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is a Mayan settlement that flourished from around 1200 AD until the arrival of the Spanish. The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. Located…
Cosmology and religion
Cosmology and religion
September 25, 2017
In the film The Theory Of Everything , Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne) claims that cosmology is a religion for intelligent atheists . The question haunts the film as it haunts Hawking s books. In this 40 minute talk, Dr William Lane Craig examines this claim concerning cosmology using…
Mayans where did they live
Mayans where did they live
September 21, 2017
An ancient Mayan text captured the moment when a royal astronomer made a scientific discovery about the movement of Venus across the night sky. The text, called the Dresden Codex, contains laborious measurements of the rising and setting of Venus. Based on these recordings, historians can now place this…
Maya creation story
Maya creation story
September 17, 2017
The Maya civilization flourished in South America at approximately 2BC. They developed a unique style of arts and architecture, astronomy, even a written language. Though their writing—and even the famous Mayan calendar—were not of their own invention (but from the Olmecs), they developed them further…
Map of the Mayans
Map of the Mayans
September 13, 2017
Cancun to Chichen Itza or vice versa: 3 hours by car. Cancun to Merida or vice versa: By car or bus: 4.5 hours, By Air: 50 minutes. Cancun to Palenque or vice versa: By car 10 hours, By overnight bus 12-13 hours, By Air: 1.5 hours non-stop to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus Airlines (flights from $150 round-trip…
What happened to Mayan civilization?
What happened to Mayan civilization?
September 11, 2017
They had a series of overlapping calendars which were quite accurate. They had a well-developed religion and divine pantheon, some of which is described in the Popol Vuh. In the cities, stonemasons created stelae, statues which recorded the greatness of their leaders. Trade, particularly for prestige…
Mesoamerican timeline
Mesoamerican timeline
September 9, 2017
Mesoamerica is archaeologically defined as the geographical area of central and southern Mexico and other parts of Central America such as Guatemala, where numerous ancient states emerged after long periods of established farming practices in more primitive village cultures. The most famous people group…
End of the Mayan civilization
End of the Mayan civilization
September 7, 2017
More than a millennium ago in Central America, the great Maya civilization grew, flourished, built beautiful temples - and then slowly but inexorably collapsed. What happened? A lot of things, but two scientists now say a key factor may have been nothing more than what they call a modest reduction in…
Mayan bloodletting rituals
Mayan bloodletting rituals
September 5, 2017
Bloodletting-cutting part of the body to release blood-is an ancient ritual used by many Mesoamerican societies. For the ancient Maya, bloodletting rituals constituted a way to communicate with the gods and royal ancestors. This practice was usually performed by nobles through the perforation of body…
Mayan temples for Kids
Mayan temples for Kids
September 3, 2017
The Maya were a class society. The nobles and the priests were the highest class. Each city had a palace that housed the city ruler. Palaces were compounds. The palace itself was a multi-storied building, surrounded by other buildings. The palace buildings were built around an open area or central courtyard…