Mayan Civilization

Mayan Civilization collapse
Mayan Civilization collapse
The Terminal Classic period in Mesoamerica between c. 800 and 925 CE saw one of the most dramatic civilization collapses in history. Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell into a permanent decline, so…
Maya civilization religion
Maya civilization religion
The Maya are a native Mesoamerican people who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of the Spanish. Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods (especially…
Mayan civilization Mysteries
Mayan civilization Mysteries
Angelyn Bass cleans and stabilizes the surface of a wall of a Maya house that dates to the 9th century A.D. A mysterious figure is shown painted on the wall in the foreground Four long numbers on the north wall of the ruined house relate to the Maya calendar and computations about the moon, sun and possibly…
Mayan civilization fall
Mayan civilization fall
Undreds of years ago in what is now modern Honduras, Copán was a thriving civilization, a center of the cultural life of the Maya. Tens of thousands of people made their home in the Copán Valley. Yet despite its importance, Copán went into decline. Across the vast territory of the ancient Maya, other…
Culture Maya!
Culture Maya!
Belize’s first and most enduring inhabitants, the Maya, left a rich legacy of art, science and mathematics that continues to unfold and astound us. Much of this ancient knowledge was lost when Spanish conquistadors laid waste to the extensive Maya libraries and administrative centres, but, fortunately…
What happened to Mayan civilization?
What happened to Mayan civilization?
They had a series of overlapping calendars which were quite accurate. They had a well-developed religion and divine pantheon, some of which is described in the Popol Vuh. In the cities, stonemasons created stelae, statues which recorded the greatness of their leaders. Trade, particularly for prestige…
End of the Mayan civilization
End of the Mayan civilization
More than a millennium ago in Central America, the great Maya civilization grew, flourished, built beautiful temples - and then slowly but inexorably collapsed. What happened? A lot of things, but two scientists now say a key factor may have been nothing more than what they call a modest reduction in…
Mayan civilization information
Mayan civilization information
The exact origins of the Mayas remain unknown. What is known about them is that they dedicated an immense amount of time to erecting giant monuments of stone, in the form of temples, pyramids and palaces. The Mayans’ extraordinary architectural and cultural accomplishments rival those of the world’s…
Mayan civilization accomplishments
Mayan civilization accomplishments
The Mayan civilization survived for more than 2, years from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D. in the time period known as the Classic Period. The Mayan people were made up of people who lived in the present-day areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The Mayan written language was made up of…
Mayan civilization contributions
Mayan civilization contributions
A fresco mural at Bonampak in Chiapas, Mexico The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican culture, noted for having the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its spectacular art, monumental architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems…
Mayan civilization language
Mayan civilization language
Mayan languages family of indigenous languages spoken in southern , , and ; Mayan languages were also formerly spoken in western and western . See also . The Huastecan branch, composed of the Huastec and Chicomuceltec (extinct) languages, was the first to split off from the Mayan family tree. Next Yucatecan…
Movies on Mayan civilization
Movies on Mayan civilization
Everyone has their favorite film based on ancient times. Whether it s the battle scenes, the drama, the characters, or just the sheer setting of the film, you can often feel like you re lost in another time and in another place. In case you re no film buff, read on to see what the Top 10 Films About…
Mayan civilization summary
Mayan civilization summary
In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the…