Ancient Mayan

Ancient Mayan society
Ancient Mayan society
In Brief The ancient Maya provide an example of a complex social-ecological system which developed impressively before facing catastrophic reorganization. In order for our contemporary globally-connected society to avoid a similar…
Ancient Mayans gods
Ancient Mayans gods
On the edge of a small cornfield near the ruined Maya city of Chichén Itzá, in the sparse shade of a tropical tree, a voice ricochets wildly up the mouth of a well. “¡Lo vi! ¡Lo vi!” the shout proclaims. “I saw it, I saw it!” “¡Sí, es verdad! Yes, it’s true!” Leaning over the mouth of the well, underwater…
Ancient Mayan military
Ancient Mayan military
NASHVILLE— AFTER hacking through tropical jungles in Central America and turning up stones of magnificent temples and tombs, archeologists over the years built up in their minds an idealized image of the Maya people who once flourished where now only wilderness thrives. The Mayas civilization was clearly…
Ancient Mayan children
Ancient Mayan children
It began with screams of terror in the middle of the night. By the time rescuers traced the wailing to its origin, they found themselves at the jagged mouth of an ancient cave deep in the Belizean countryside. Sixty feet below, down a sheer rockface, an injured looter lay crumpled on the limestone floor…
Rome religion facts
Rome religion facts
History, Facts and Information about Roman Religion The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Roman Religion. The Romans were experts at assimilating many elements of other societies into their culture, including the mythology and gods of the Greeks and…
Ancient Maya Locations
Ancient Maya Locations
Archaeologists working in Honduras have discovered an entombed human skeleton of an elite member of the ancient Maya Empire that may help unravel some longstanding mysteries of the vanished culture. The remains, seated in an upright position in an unusual tomb and flanked by shells, pottery, vessels…
Ancient Mayan myths
Ancient Mayan myths
On Friday, Dec. 21, some say, the Mayan apocalypse will arrive and the world will end. Fortunately, it won t. A bold claim, we know, but if it s good enough for NASA, it s good enough for us. The space agency has already issued a press release dated Dec. 22 entitled Why the World Didn t End Yesterday…
Ancient Maya - Geography
Ancient Maya - Geography
Photograph by Sabrina Simōn The 2011 team stands outside the limestone depression that leads to Aktun Kuruxtun. Back row, from left to right: Jonathan Pagliaro, archaeologist; Lindsey Weeks, archaeologist; Ryan Collins, archaeologist; Pascale Meehan, archaeologist; Nathan Williams, caver; Fabio Amador…
Ancient Mayan environment
Ancient Mayan environment
Summer 2015 in Belize Instructor: Lisa Collins Dates: TBD Course Background: As the human population surpasses 7 billion, environmental degradation has become a widespread problem. At the same time, anthropogenic global warming is expected to result in major climate and environmental change across the…
Ancient Mayan family life
Ancient Mayan family life
From the contents of graves and burial caches, the architecture of ordinary houses, and scenes painted on pottery, people are learning what an average Maya day was like. The typical Maya family (averaging five to seven members, archaeologists guess) probably arose before dawn to a breakfast of hot chocolate-or…
What happened to the ancient Mayans?
What happened to the ancient Mayans?
That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid. The carving, which depicts the ruler atop a mountain spirit, provides important clues about changes in power as Maya groups warred against…
Ancient Mayan Education system
Ancient Mayan Education system
History India has a long history of organized education. The Gurukul system of education is one of the oldest on earth, and was dedicated to the highest ideals of all-round human development: physical, mental and spiritual. Gurukuls were traditional Hindu residential schools of learning; typically the…
Ancient Mayan art and architecture
Ancient Mayan art and architecture
The definitive guide to the art and architecture of one of the world’s most enigmatic civilizations, now completely revised Second edition ‘An eloquently written, beautifully illustrated, and completely up-to-date guide to the glories produced by ancient Maya artists, scribes, and architects’ – Michael…
Where were the ancient Mayans located?
Where were the ancient Mayans located?
The ancient Mayans may have had enough engineering know-how to master running water, creating fountains and even toilets by controlling water pressure, scientists now suggest. Perhaps the earliest known example of the intentional creation of water pressure was found on the island of Crete in a Minoan…
Ancient Mayan trade
Ancient Mayan trade
The ancient Maya achieved compelling and impressive socio-economic complexity during pre-conquest period. Extraordinary ancient cities such as Tikal and Caracol are scattered through out eastern Mexico and Guatemala. These economic centers exemplify the economic might and wealth of the ancient civilization…
Ancient Mayan temples
Ancient Mayan temples
Known as the epicenter of the ancient Maya world, Belize once was home to more than 2 million Mayas. Sacred temples, pyramids, advanced science, agriculture, mathematics, palaces, and awesome structures are their legacy. Without the use of iron or the wheel, the civilization reached its zenith at the…
Ancient Mayan government
Ancient Mayan government
By Gary Vey for viewzone News of Ancient Mayan Artefacts Since late 2011, a story has been circulating around various websites of a cache of carved stones and clay tablets that were allegedly discovered in an old Mayan temple. These artefacts bare images of classic, saucer-shaped flying craft and the…
Ancient Mayan economy
Ancient Mayan economy
Book Description: Trading was the favorite occupation of the Maya, according to early Spanish observers such as Fray Diego de Landa (1566). Yet scholars of the Maya have long dismissed trade-specifically, market exchange-as unimportant. They argue that the Maya subsisted primarily on agriculture, with…
Maya rain god
Maya rain god
Fig. 1. El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. Photo by the author Designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988, the pre-Hispanic city of Chichen Itza, Mexico, currently receives over two million visitors per year (fig. 1). The city itself was settled in the Early Classic Period (ca. A.D. 250–550)…
Ancient Mayan masks
Ancient Mayan masks
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…
Ancient Mayan leaders
Ancient Mayan leaders
The majority of indigenous peoples in Guatemala are of Mayan descent. The Maya are essentially a regional group. In all an estimated 5 million Mayans live in the different Central American countries, The Mayans of Guatemala are the only indigenous culture that constitutes a majority of the population…