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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…
Books on the Mayans
Books on the Mayans
For the best first hand account and only primary source you need to read: Bartolome De Las Casas A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies He was literally there during the conquest and both observed and lived with the Maya while they were still alive. The book is a scathing criticism of the…
Mayan Indians pictures
Mayan Indians pictures
If You are Mexican or Central American, You are an Indian! This is just a short page now. It is going to get larger Yup, if you or your ancestors are from Mexico or Central America you are almost certainly an Indian!! Central America includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. When the European Spaniards…
Chichen Itza history for Kids
Chichen Itza history for Kids
Is an amazing place to take kids if you’re visiting Mexico ; the humungous pyramids, the gory history, the incredible stories of how the structures were built to perfectly represent our calendar system…. This Chichen Itza fact sheet gives some basic information to help kids understand what it’s all about…