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Mayan Periods
Mayan Periods
The Mayan pyramids stand out as one of the most impressive architectural achievements of the ancient world. Precisely designed and requiring a massive human effort to build, they tell the story of a highly organized society with unique accomplishments in language, astronomy and mathematics. At the same…
Fall of Mayans
Fall of Mayans
Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Photo copyright Tom Sever. For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2, people per square mile - comparable to modern Los Angeles County. Even in rural areas the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square…
Mayan burial customs
Mayan burial customs
At the time of Spanish contact in the sixteenth century the Maya were not a single, unified political or cultural entity, but rather were composed of competing as well as allied city states and kingdoms, many of which spoke mutually unintelligible Mayan languages, including Quiche, Tzotzil, and Yucatec…
Maya Economies
Maya Economies
Lowland Maya political economies are cosmopolitical economies, with “authoritative resources”—knowledge (“symbolic capital”), especially astro-calendrical knowledge, and ostensible control of time—evolving as the basis for Classic wealth, power, and dynastic legitimacy. Within a system of rotating geopolitical…
Mayan Contributions to society
Mayan Contributions to society
SAN FRANCISCO — For generations, the Maya thrived in an advanced, complex civilization in modern-day Central America. But then their society collapsed in the eighth and ninth centuries. Now, a new study finds that the Maya may have had a hand in their own apocalypse. Deforestation in Central America…
Mayan literature
Mayan literature
Mayan literature is among the oldest in the world, spanning an astonishing two millennia from deep pre-Columbian antiquity to the present day. Here, for the first time, is a fully illustrated survey, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to the works of later writers using the Roman alphabet. Dennis…
Mayan number system history
Mayan number system history
Version for printing Hernán Cortés, excited by stories of the lands which Columbus had recently discovered, sailed from Spain in 1505 landing in Hispaniola which is now Santo Domingo. After farming there for some years he sailed with Velázquez to conquer Cuba in 1511. He was twice elected major of Santiago…
Mayan Culture And Traditions
Mayan Culture And Traditions
Spirits and Ghosts The Mayan world is a place full of spirits and ghosts. They believed that every creation had un unseen power and they made no distinction between natural and supernatural power. This is something the Maya had in common with people throughout Mesoamerica and a notion that is very much…
Mayan knowledge
Mayan knowledge
ASTONISHING REMAINS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS The Mayans: Another Civilization That Refutes the Idea of the Evolution of History Some evolutionist scientists claim that the Mayans did not use metal tools. Yet if not, how can we account for the detailed stonework in Mayan ruins? Metal tools would swiftly…
Mayans people
Mayans people
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. To say that the Maya civilization disappeared is not only an inaccuracy, but a great disservice…
Mayan astronomy Facts
Mayan astronomy Facts
New research on the Dresden Codex, one of only three that escaped the bonfires the Spanish conquistadors made of Mayan libraries, appears to show that what was at first considered astrology is in fact astronomy based on systematic observations. The Mayan astronomers were independently working toward…
Cancun Mayan
Cancun Mayan
Cancun may be known as a beach holiday destination, but there’s so much more to do than here than soak up the sun and enjoy a few frozen drinks. One of the most popular area activities is a visit to the local Mayan ruins, remnants of a sophisticated civilization that once lived throughout Mexico and…
Mayan Mysteries
Mayan Mysteries
The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries is the result of a trip Samael Aun Weor made to the famous Mayan ruins at Copán, Honduras. In this book, he explains the kabbalistic principles of the Mayan mysteries as recorded in their mysterious stelas and sculptures. There was an avatar in Honduras who taught…
Names of Mayan kings
Names of Mayan kings
Side view of the Temple of the Inscriptions, the tomb of King Pakal, at the Palenque archeological site in Chiapas, Mexico. Photograph: Alamy Researchers in Mexico say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the tomb of ancient Mayan King Pakal, revealing it to read “The House of the Nine Sharpened…
Mayan government
Mayan government
The reality of extraterrestrial contact with human civilization is becoming more clear by the month as streams of information about the extraterrestrial presence and past influence hits. While some of us still have our doubts about ET contact, many are starting to realize the truth that has been talked…
History About the Mayans
History About the Mayans
Meaning of Maya: Astronomers, mathematicians, agronomists, philosophers, artists, architects, sculptors and warriors – the Maya of old were a rich, complex society that continue to fascinate. Their stunning accomplishments are still evident today: it was they who first cultivated chocolate, chilli peppers…
Mayan spiritual beliefs
Mayan spiritual beliefs
Many of the Mopan and Q´eqchi´ Maya practice the traditional ways that have been in existence for many generations. A sampling of these practices is described on this page. For a comprehensive examination of the traditional lifestyle of the Maya, order . Connection To the Earth What does it mean to have…
Mayan demise
Mayan demise
A dread of malevolent spirits haunting forsaken areas could, along with environmental catastrophes, help to explain why some areas in the ancient Mayan world proved less resilient than others when their civilization disintegrated, researchers suggest. The ancient Maya once claimed an area about the size…
Mayan tribes history
Mayan tribes history
The Mayans have a very historical inheritance in the many ruins scattered throughout the world. Tourists from all over are experiencing first hand a part of history that just inexplicably baffles the mind, as even today, historians cant seem to agree on the precise cause of the demise of the Maya Indians…
Mayans Timeline
Mayans Timeline
It is generally believed that what we recognize as the ancient Maya culture began around 300 AD as an offshoot of the Olmec civilization. The central Mexican city of Teotihucan traded with the Maya and its influence can clearly be seen in some Maya sites, such as Tikal. In fact, the collapse of Teotihucan…
Daily life of Mayans
Daily life of Mayans
Ancient village of Ceren, buried in ash from volcanic eruption, features details as fine as footprints and finger marks. University of Colorado, Boulder and National Science Foundation—Continuing research at a Maya village in El Salvador—frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash from 1, 400 years ago—shows…