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  1. How Many Maya Gods Were Worshipped? Hint: There Were Hundreds!

    The Maya were a polytheistic people who believed in a multitude of gods and goddesses. The deities of the Maya pantheon governed every aspect of nature and human life and were quite complex characters. Maya gods and goddesses were dualistic in nature and were changeable. To date, ...

    dhwty - 25/11/2018 - 14:00

  2. New Discovery Suggests That Maya Elites Danced Wearing As Much As 25 Pounds of Jade Jewelry

    ... Ucanal, an archaeological site in what was once the Maya city of K’anwitznal. A five-pound jade head pendant has ... at Ucanal, an archaeological site in what was once the Maya city of K’anwitznal. The massive jade pendant, the heaviest of its ...

    Mark Oliver - 20/09/2018 - 13:59

  3. An Ancient Maya City Founded by a God and Conquered by a Death Cheating Despot

    Mayapan is a Maya site located in the modern Mexican state of Yucatan, about 55 km (34 ... of Merida, the state’s capital. Mayapan is a Maya site located in the modern Mexican state of Yucatan , about 55 km (34 ... to local legend, Mayapan was founded by Kukulcan, the Maya snake deity, following the decline of Chichen Itza (which lies about ...

    dhwty - 17/07/2018 - 01:55

  4. Hidden in the Glyphs: Deciphering Bilingual Mayan-Olmec Text

    ... Mexico. It was built by the Chontal and is the only ancient Maya city in Mexico entirely built in brick. Archaeologist Neil Steede found ... who claimed that writing did not exist among the Proto-Maya.  Many experts agree that the Olmec people taught the Maya how to write ...

    Clyde Winters - 10/12/2016 - 21:49

  5. Remembering the Future: How Ancient Maya Agronomists Changed the Modern World

    The Maya were the longest-lived civilization in history. Their history lasted for ... Sumerians and it terminated in 900 AD The Maya were the longest-lived civilization in history. Their history lasted for ... but their histories did not converge because the Maya and other world civilizations did not realize that each other existed. The ...

    James O Kon - 28/08/2017 - 19:10

  6. The Maya Codices: The Precious Remaining History of an Eradicated Civilization

    The Maya were a powerful pre-Columbian civilization who thrived between AD 600 – ... to detail 800 years of their history.  The Maya were a powerful pre-Columbian civilization who thrived between AD 600 – ... an invaluable insight into the Mayan world. The Surviving Maya Codices For years it was thought that the codices were made from maguey ...

    Veronica Parkes - 20/06/2017 - 22:56

  7. The Maya’s Mystifying Collapse – Has the Truth Finally Been Uncovered?

    ... the longstanding mystery of what caused the downfall of the Maya - of one of the ancient world's great civilizations – just get solved? ... societies crumble so fantastically? When it comes to the Maya of Mesoamerica, it’s still a puzzle. They were so mighty that we marvel ...

    lizleafloor - 26/08/2018 - 18:53

  8. Oldest Royal Tomb of the Classic Maya Centipede Dynasty is Unearthed in Guatemala

    ... of a royal tomb pertaining to a mature man at the Classic Maya city of Waka' as the oldest royal tomb to be discovered at the ... of a royal tomb pertaining to a mature man at the Classic Maya city of Waka' as the oldest royal tomb to be discovered at the ... History Unearthed El Perú-Waka' is an ancient Maya city located in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 15/09/2017 - 22:37

  9. New Scientific Proof Emerges for the Cause of the Downfall of the Maya Civilization

    ... The severity of drought conditions during the demise of the Maya civilization about one thousand years ago has been quantified, ... The severity of drought conditions during the demise of the Maya civilization about one thousand years ago has been quantified, ...

    ancient-origins - 04/08/2018 - 01:52

  10. The Famous Maya City of Copan: A Site with Abundant Art and Hieroglyphs

    ... near the border of present day Guatemala, is the ancient Maya city of Copán. A relatively small Mayan site, it dates back nearly 2,000 years and was once the easternmost city-state in the Maya World. Over the course of 400 years, Copán was shaped from a small valley ...

    Bryan Hill - 02/08/2018 - 04:14

  11. Remarkable Secret Tombs of Maya Snake Kings Reveal Fascinating Story

    Archeologists have unearthed two un-looted Maya tombs in the Holmul ruins of Guatemala. The discoveries within the tombs ... artifacts, and shed light on the famous story of influential Maya kings, whose symbol was a snakehead. The tombs were discovered 300 ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 18/10/2016 - 14:48

  12. Failed Crops Caused Economic Crash for Mayan Chocolate Currency

    ... is arguing that chocolate was used as money by the ancient Maya.  That is right, your favorite treat was used as cash in the past.  ... is arguing that chocolate was used as money by the ancient Maya.  That is right, your favorite treat was used as cash in the past. The ...

    Ed Whelan - 28/06/2018 - 22:55

  13. Tulum: Maya City of the Dawning Sun, a Caribbean Paradise

    ... most scenic archaeological sites.  It was the only Maya site not situated in the middle of the jungle and at one time, was adorned ... away.  Tulum was the last city inhabited and built by the Maya and is thought to have been a religious center for priests that remained ...

    Bryan Hill - 03/07/2015 - 22:41

  14. Loltun Cave Art and Precious Clues to the Lost Mayan Civilization

    ... copy of a mural at the Temple of the Murals at Bonampak, a Maya archeological site. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) The Mayan cultures ...

    ML Childs - 16/01/2018 - 19:00

  15. Teen Makes Stellar Discovery of Previously Unknown Maya City

    ... using ingenious reasoning to discover a previously unknown Maya city. Based on his own theory - that the Maya chose the location of their cities following constellations, he realized ...

    Marilo - 09/05/2016 - 22:03

  16. Yucatan Children Learn Math Better Thanks to Ancient Mayan Numeral System

    ... Perhaps the ease of the system lies in the fact that the Maya invented a numeral system as an instrument for measuring time - and not to ... The Mystery of the Lost Ancient Culture of the Maya Yucatan is known as the cradle of the Maya culture, which ...

    Marilo - 28/11/2015 - 21:42

  17. The Maya Controversy: Startling New Evidence for an Antediluvian People who Influenced the World

    ... when we seek to understand the great antiquity of the Maya, one of the most misunderstood and thought-provoking cultures from Central America. What little we do know about the early Maya comes from the Spanish, the few sacred books (codices) that were spared in ...

    Cliff Dunning - 27/07/2017 - 18:45

  18. The Music of the Maya: Mysterious whistles Confound Experts

    ... Music was also central to the rituals and traditions of the Maya, evident in the objects left in the archaeological record. The Mayas ... instruments have been described in texts and depicted in Maya art. One of the most intriguing instruments to have been found is the Maya ...

    dhwty - 28/02/2015 - 12:15

  19. Advanced Engineering Discovered at the Maya Observatory at Chichen Itza

    ... the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and found most of the great Maya cities deeply eroded and unoccupied. Many generations removed from the ... scientists who conceived and built the cities, the remaining Maya they encountered had degenerated into waring groups who practiced blood ...

    Cliff Dunning - 25/05/2017 - 14:04

  20. Ancient Maya citadel discovered in Belize is an anomaly

    ... Many centuries ago on the border of Belize and Guatemala, Maya people built a large city surrounded by a cultivated jungle garden that ... LiDAR to study the landscape a couple of years ago. The Maya began building monumental structures at El Pilar about 800 BC. The ruins ...

    Mark Miller - 28/03/2015 - 23:59

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