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Mexican civilization
Mexican civilization
Before the colonization of the Americas, the area that is now called Mexico was inhabited by many indigenous tribes, each with their own traditions and languages. When the Spaniards took control however, a combination of their oppressive ways, unfamiliar diseases and war decimated the indigenous population…
Tulum ruins History
Tulum ruins History
Spectacularly located on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is a Mayan settlement that flourished from around 1200 AD until the arrival of the Spanish. The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. Located…
Map of the Mayans
Map of the Mayans
Cancun to Chichen Itza or vice versa: 3 hours by car. Cancun to Merida or vice versa: By car or bus: 4.5 hours, By Air: 50 minutes. Cancun to Palenque or vice versa: By car 10 hours, By overnight bus 12-13 hours, By Air: 1.5 hours non-stop to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus Airlines (flights from $150 round-trip…
Timeline of Mesoamerican civilizations
Timeline of Mesoamerican civilizations
Archaeologists divide Mesoamerican civilizational development into three major time periods: the PreClassic or Formative period extending from 1500 B.C. - A.D. 300, the Classic period extending from A.D. 300-950, and the PostClassic period extending from A.D. 950-1521. As Mesoamerican populations developed…
Post Classic Period
Post Classic Period
The end of the Terminal Classic Period has been viewed as the death knell for the Maya civilization, and the Postclassic Period has traditionally been described as a militaristic, decadent, and degenerate phase in Maya history. But more enlightened views would see that the militarism was part and parcel…
Maya Civilization, culture
Maya Civilization, culture
The Mayan Civilization The Mayan civilization was among the original cultures of the New World and spanned more than 3, years. The Mayans lived mainly on the Yucatan Peninsula in the eastern one third of Mesoamerica and at its peak had one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies…
Tulum History
Tulum History
The word Tulum means fence or wall, and is the name given to the site in recent times because of the wall surrounding it, although its ancient name was possibly Zama, a corruption of Zamal (morning), associated with the dawn. This is an ideal name for the site, as sunrise in Tulum is worth getting up…
Aztec and Mayan map
Aztec and Mayan map
Aztecs versus Mayans comparison chart Aztecs Mayans Introduction (from Wikipedia) The Aztec Triple Alliance or Aztec Empire (Nahuatl: Ēxcān Tlahtōlōyān) began as an alliance of three Nahua city-states or altepeme : Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan. These city-states ruled the area in and around the…