Facts About The Mayans

Interesting Facts about the Mayan civilization
Interesting Facts about the Mayan civilization
Stone was the chief material used to build the temples, and wooden and thatch structures covered the buildings. The temples were often in the shape of pyramids. Steps surrounding the structures, wide at the bases and progressively…
Facts about Ancient Mayans
Facts about Ancient Mayans
Mexico’s population has greatly increased since World War II, but the distribution of wealth remains imbalanced. Due to negligible legislative assistance, the poor are generally unable to improve their socio-economic status. The state of Chiapas exemplifies the problems caused by financial imbalance…
Cool Facts about the Mayans
Cool Facts about the Mayans
No matter how far you have traveled; no matter how many historical and cultural sites you have taken in; no matter how many spectacles you have beheld, you cannot help but be captured by the Mayan site of Copan. The lost city makes us lost, too – lost in our imaginations, in wondering what life must…
Timeline of Mesoamerica
Timeline of Mesoamerica
The term Mesoamerica is derived from the Greek and means Middle America. It refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from northern Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. It is therefore seen as partly in North America, and encompassing…
Mysteries of the Maya
Mysteries of the Maya
The collapse of the Maya civilization is considered one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the ancient world. One can only speculate their downfall from the numerous explanations presented by researchers. The differences of their accounts imply the Maya and their way of life is virtually a complete…
Interesting Facts about Mayan civilization
Interesting Facts about Mayan civilization
Tikal is just two hours away from the Belizean border and remains one of the most popular attractions in Guatemala. Almost any traveler who visits the western part of Belize (San Ignacio Town) travels to Guatemala for the day to visit this majestic Maya site. Located in the Peten Region of Guatemala…
Facts about Mesoamerica
Facts about Mesoamerica
About Mesoamerica Mesoamerica is an area that stretches from southern Mexico through Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. The region is exceptionally diverse geographically, biologically, and culturally, and gave rise to several of the New World’s most complex societies, including the Olmec…
Aztecs, Mayans
Aztecs, Mayans
I read this book aloud to my children. Although it is recommended for Grades 5 and up, my elder daughter is in Grade 4 and can handle mature subject matter. I thought that this book was a good overview of these three civilizations. The content is interesting, and the book includes comprehension questions…
Map of Ancient Maya
Map of Ancient Maya
Experts have debunked a teen s claim that he discovered a lost Mayan city using star maps. While satellite images show the presence of structures in the location, there is no guarantee that it was indeed a long-lost ancient Mayan civilization. ( Canadian Space Agency ) Experts have debunked a Canadian…
Facts about Mayan Calendar
Facts about Mayan Calendar
The Mayan calendars are methods of measuring time that were developed by the ancient Mayans. They are rather impressive and have evoked the curiosity of many astronomy and/or archaeology experts. They have been studied extensively and they appear to be interpreted well. However, there is one calendar…
Facts about the Mayans
Facts about the Mayans
The earliest known Maya settlements date to approximately 1800 B.C. These early Maya peoples were agricultural, and grew various crops, such as corn, beans, squash and cassava. During the classical Maya period, from A.D. 250 to 900, the Maya built impressive cities from stone, including huge stepped…