The Mayan Empire

Location of Mayan Empire
Location of Mayan Empire
History > Aztec, Maya, and Inca for Kids The Maya people built many cities throughout the history of their civilization. The cities acted as city-states where each single large city ruled over the surrounding areas. Maya cities were not planned out in detail like the cities of the Aztecs. They…
Ancient Mayan Empire
Ancient Mayan Empire
Over 3, years ago, in the warm, fertile lands that are now Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, the great Maya civilization arose — its vast pyramid temples appearing to come out of nowhere. But new evidence suggests a fascinating origin for this ancient, advanced culture. Just as the Inca once dominated…
Mayan Timeline
Mayan Timeline
Olmecs The dominant Mesoamerican civilization of the Preclassic period was the Olmecs (1, 500 - 400 B.C.) in the Gulf Coast Region, to the northwest of the Maya region. The Olmecs believed they were descended from jaguars and believed in were-jaguars half-human, half-jaguar combinations of transformation…
Fall of the Mayan Empire
Fall of the Mayan Empire
Mineral deposits found in a Caribbean underwater cave may hold clues to the mysterious downfall of the ancient Mayan civilization. Belize’s Blue Hole is a massive, almost perfectly circular cave submerged in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Central America. Rock samples taken from the iconic cave and…