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The Maya are a people of southern Mexico and northern Central America with some 3,000 years of rich history. The Maya were part of the Mesoamerican Pre-Columbian cultures. The Maya developed the famed cities of Tikal, Palenque, Copï¿½n and Kalakmul, as well as Dos Pilas, Uaxactun, Altun Ha, and many other sites in the area. They developed an agriculturally intensive, city-centered empire consisting of numerous independent city-states. The most notable monuments are the pyramids they built in their religious centers and the accompanying palaces of their rulers.
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Ancient Civilization, National Geographic
Read articals from National Geographic and learn about lost tribes, the Dikika baby, the sahara dessert and how they all give little answers from Africa's ancient civilization.
KINICH-AHAU ia a Sun God known as the Sunface Fire Macaw.
Top Mayan God of Agriculture, Fertility, Rain and Lightning. He's also one of the ALPHABET-GODS known as God B. B is for Bursting Clouds.
Mesoamerican Syllabaries Essay
A descriptive essay on 'True Writing' by Byron Hannon
Ancient Mayan Civilization
The Mayas are well known for pyramids, Find out more on Mayan kids.com
GORP - Made Up of Time - Mayan Mexico
Ancient ruins and traditional culture of the Mayan people on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Maya Photo Adventures
Maya Photo Adventures, Chichen Itza, tulum, coba, xcaret, cozumel, tikal, guatemala, playa del carmen, yucatan, mexico.
Vanishing Civilization of the Maya
By the year 500, Mayan cities had been in existence for more than 300 years and the Maya had reached their peak in economic prosperity. It is estimated that two hundred years later the Mayan population peaked. Then, between the years 750 and 900, one Mayan city after another was abandoned and much of the Mayan population disappeared
Take a pictorial tour of Chichen Itza, Mexico, an ancient Mayan ceremonial center. Learn interesting facts of history.A great trip for Baby Boomers. It is convenient to Cancun.
Maya Civilization Timeline
The Evolution of Maya culture, timeline..
Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Pictures and information about the Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Mystery of the Maya - Maya civilization
The Maya are probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica. Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatán peninsula lie the fabled temples and palaces of the Maya..
Maya STORIES and Tales
Maya Stories: legends from don Pedro Miguel Say, a Q'anjob'al Maya from Guatemala, book chapter on Mayan village life. A phrase and pronunciation guide for everyday Yucatec Mayan; a Table of number-glyphs.
History & info - the Mayan calendar
Ancient Mayas' calendar was accurate & complex. Long Count, Tzolkin (divine), Haab (civil).
Scientists Uncover Ancient Mayan City
- Scientists and looters ignored the ruin for nearly a century because it appeared devoid of temples and burial sites that might yield valuable treasures and artifacts.
Recently voted as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the ruins of Chichen Itza lie about midway between Cancun and Merida, so that the journey from each city takes around 2 or 3 hours via the toll highway. It is possible to see the main structures on a day trip from Cancun