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Ancient Mayan houses
Ancient Mayan houses
October 31, 2020
Many Mayan houses were made of perishable organic materials. This is the main reason why no examples still exist. Since 16th-century Spanish conquerors were mostly interested in the social power of the…
Ancient Mayan King
Ancient Mayan King
October 27, 2020
Mexican archaeologists announced at a press conference at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on Monday that they have discovered a canal network underneath the 1, 300-year-old Temple of…
Incas location
Incas location
October 23, 2020
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located on a ridge between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains in Peru. It sits 7, 970 feet (2, 430 meters) above sea level on the eastern slope of the…
Info on Aztecs
Info on Aztecs
October 19, 2020
In some ways the Aztec empire was literally buried when the Spanish arrived. But Aztec artifacts continue to be found, which give us new and often surprising insights into the empire as it was. We re going…
Mayan way of life
Mayan way of life
October 15, 2020
No event held more significance for the average Maya than the birth of a child. Child birth was considered a sign of good fortune and a measure of wealth. Children were given a childhood name by a priest…
Mayan environment
Mayan environment
October 11, 2020
A jaguar – a symbol of Mayan royalty – is endangered but roams free in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Photograph: Larry Larsen/Alamy According to the ancient Mayan calendar, on 21 December, 2012…
Mayan calendar explained for Kids
Mayan calendar explained for Kids
October 7, 2020
The Babylonians developed a calendar with 364 days. They added eleven extra days at the end of each year. Julius Caesar asked the astronomer Sosigenes to create a calendar. The resulting calendar had 365…
Mayan god Itzamna
Mayan god Itzamna
October 3, 2020
Itzamná (pronounced Eetz-am-NAH), also known as God D, is one of the most important Maya gods. His name in the Mayan language means caiman, lizard or large fish, and in some cases he appears in codices…
Mayan culture
Mayan culture
September 29, 2020
Tourist-friendly region is known for its Spanish-language schools. PANAJACHEL, Guatemala — The boat zips across the water starting early in the morning, picking up local villagers and dropping them off at various points around the lake. A few passengers wear traditional Mayan dress in a kaleidoscope…
Aztecs Incas Mayans
Aztecs Incas Mayans
September 25, 2020
The Aztecs, Mayans and Incas are often confused in the minds of those who have not studied their history. The Aztec and Maya were Mesoamerican civilizations, living in Mexico and Central America, while the Incas lived in South America. The religious beliefs and practices of the Mayans and Aztecs were…
Mayan civilization dates
Mayan civilization dates
September 21, 2020
Olmec head 11, B.C. The first hunter-gatherers settle in the Maya highlands and lowlands. 3114 or 3113 B.C. The creation of the world takes place, according to the Maya Long Count calendar. 2600 B.C. Maya civilization begins. Olmec figurine 2 B.C. The rise of the Olmec civilization, from which many…
Famous Mayan warriors
Famous Mayan warriors
September 17, 2020
Warfare seems to have played a part in the ultimate downfall of El Mirador (The Kan Kingdom), as a large wall surrounding the western portion of the site appears to have been built in the Early Classic. One of the only documented battlefields of the ancient Maya world was found atop the Tigre pyramid…
Mexico Maya
Mexico Maya
September 13, 2020
The Riviera Maya extends along the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Once home to small fishing villages, the Riviera Maya coastline has since been developed into a modern tourist corridor offering the very best of high-end luxury resorts…
Earliest Maya civilization
Earliest Maya civilization
September 9, 2020
Researchers excavating in the ancient Maya city of Ceibal discovered the oldest ceremonial constructions ever, dating back to 1 BC. These buildings later became widespread throughout the Maya world and were used as solar observatories. Credit: Takeshi Inomata The oldest ancient Maya ceremonial compound…
Ancient Mayan Ceremonies
Ancient Mayan Ceremonies
September 5, 2020
Mayan priests and special guests celebrated the Fire Ceremony on December 21 in the ancient city of Tikal, Guatemala to welcome the first rays of the sun and the beginning of a new era. The priests were gathered in a circle located in front of the Temple of the Jaguar in the Main Plaza of the Tikal archaeological…
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
September 1, 2020
Ancient Deities with Possible Origins in Atlantis! In the ancient world there are many mysteries, but none as perplexing as those found in the Mayan culture. From their beginnings to their mysterious disappearance the Mayan s have baffled us all. One fact that has stumped many is actually one of the…
Mesoamerica maps
Mesoamerica maps
August 28, 2020
Today’s guest post was written by Katje Lattik , Archaeological Research Intern in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, who works with the Pre-Columbian objects in the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas. Katje was a 2015 Library of Congress…
Ancient Inca Geography
Ancient Inca Geography
August 24, 2020
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Books on Mayan civilization
Books on Mayan civilization
August 20, 2020
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Mayan royalty
Mayan royalty
August 16, 2020
El Palacio At Palenque Its Thought That The Tower Was Constructed
Inca civilization for Kids
Inca civilization for Kids
August 12, 2020
The Inca empire started as a small tribe who lived in the village of Cuzco, high in the Andes Mountains of South America. One day, another tribe tried to conquer them. Thanks to Pachacuti, the king s son, the Incas won! That was the beginning of the Inca empire. Over the next 100 years, the Inca conquered…