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Maya woman. Source: Julien / Adobe Stock.

What Was Daily Life Like for the Ancient Maya (Video)


Step into the vibrant world of the ancient Maya in this YouTube video, as it uncovers the fascinating details of their daily lives. Learn about their intriguing customs, from body piercings and tattoos to their love for chocolate and spiked drinks. Experience the rich culture that once thrived across Central America and find out how the Mayans were ahead of their time in many aspects.

This video will take you on a journey through the many facets of the ancient Maya lifestyle – from food, fashion, and sports to their iconic architectural marvels. Discover the thrills and challenges of the Maya's favorite sport, pok-a-tok, and explore the reasons behind their unique beauty standards. Dive into a world that feels surprisingly relatable, despite being centuries apart from our modern lives.

Top image: Maya woman. Source: Julien / Adobe Stock.

By Joanna Gillan



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Joanna Gillan is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. 

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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