Mayan architecture for Kids
Mayan architecture for Kids
December 8, 2016
The temple at the top section has a doorway in the form of a Chac mask. This pyramid is the tallest in Uxmal, but it is also known as the House of the Dwarf (Casa del Enano) because of an ancient legend stating that it was built overnight by an enchanted dwarf who then became the city s ruler. At the…
Beginning of Mayan civilization
Beginning of Mayan civilization
December 6, 2016
The earliest Maya settlements date to around 1800 B.C., or the beginning of what is called the Preclassic or Formative Period. The earliest Maya were agricultural, growing crops such as corn (maize), beans, squash and cassava (manioc). During the Middle Preclassic Period, which lasted until about 300…
Ancient Central America
Ancient Central America
December 4, 2016
Of all the world s ancient civilisations there are few more famous than the Maya and Aztec empires which developed across Mexico and Central America, within the area known as Mesoamerica. Maya empire The Maya empire covered a huge area, stretching across the Mexican states of Chiapas, the Yucatán and…
Mayan sun god name
Mayan sun god name
December 2, 2016
Mayan Sun God Also known as AHAU-KIN, AH-KIN, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, G The Sunface Fire Macaw He’s also known as God G. G is for Golden Bird. KINICH-AHAU is also one of the PALENQUE-TRIAD Gods designated with Roman numerals, in this case . Among other things…
Map of the Mayans
Map of the Mayans
November 30, 2016
Cancun to Chichen Itza or vice versa: 3 hours by car. Cancun to Merida or vice versa: By car or bus: 4.5 hours, By Air: 50 minutes. Cancun to Palenque or vice versa: By car 10 hours, By overnight bus 12-13 hours, By Air: 1.5 hours non-stop to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus Airlines (flights from $150 round-trip…
Aztec region map
Aztec region map
November 28, 2016
The map below shows generally what the Aztec empire looked like before it s fall. A map of the Aztec empire is a tricky thing to understand, because the nations of Central Mexico didn t have exact borders as countries often do today. Instead, the Aztec empire was more an alliance of city-states. Each…
Interesting Facts about Mayan civilization
Interesting Facts about Mayan civilization
November 26, 2016
Tikal is just two hours away from the Belizean border and remains one of the most popular attractions in Guatemala. Almost any traveler who visits the western part of Belize (San Ignacio Town) travels to Guatemala for the day to visit this majestic Maya site. Located in the Peten Region of Guatemala…
Pre Mayan civilization
Pre Mayan civilization
November 24, 2016
Now they can. An archaeologist and a linguist have for the first time deciphered the ancient writing system called epi-Olmec. They determined that it was closely related to ancient Mayan writing, which has only recently been deciphered itself, and could be descended from the obscure hieroglyphics of…
Aztecs and Mayans
Aztecs and Mayans
November 22, 2016
Mayan Civilization And The Birthplace Of Chocolate The Mayans of Central America are believed to be the first to discover cocoa as early as 900 AD. They learned that the beans inside the cocoa pods could be harvested and made into a liquid that would become a treasured Mayan treat. Bitter Water Mayan…
Mayan gods of the underworld
Mayan gods of the underworld
November 20, 2016
Mayan Death God Also known as AHPUCH, CIZIN, GOD-A, HUNHAU, HUNAHAU, KIMIL, KISIN, YUM-CIMIL, YUM-CIMIH, YUM-KIMIL Hellish Death God of the Mayan Underworld God of Death AH-PUCH is the Ruler of MITNAL or Level 9 of the Underworld: the deepest and nastiest department of Mayan Hell. Identified by the Aztecs…
Mayans Decline
Mayans Decline
November 18, 2016
Debilitating drought may have been a major factor in the fractious politics that ended the Maya civilization, according to archaeologists. Maya culture thrived in wet seasons and fell apart when the rains ceased. It s an example of a sophisticated civilization failing to adapt successfully to climate…
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
November 16, 2016
Ancient Deities with Possible Origins in Atlantis! In the ancient world there are many mysteries, but none as perplexing as those found in the Mayan culture. From their beginnings to their mysterious disappearance the Mayan s have baffled us all. One fact that has stumped many is actually one of the…
Mayan Culture, History
Mayan Culture, History
November 14, 2016
Riviera Maya in Mexico offers beautiful beaches, unique activities, and a rich history, making it a popular vacation destination for couples, families, and friends. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or a romantic honeymoon, Riviera Maya offers endless beaches, natural attractions, and unforgettable…
Mayans location map
Mayans location map
November 12, 2016
One of the most enigmatic and mysterious civilizations to ever grace Earth, the Mayan empire disappeared in a puzzling puff of smoke sometime around the year 900 BCE, since then archaeologists have been scrambling to recover the many secrets hidden in its Tomb Raider -style ruins. After years of research…
Mayan sculptures of gods
Mayan sculptures of gods
November 10, 2016
The art of the Maya, is a reflection of their lifestyle and culture Obsidian, bone, shells, Jade and stone, clay and stucco models, and terracotta figurines from molds. The technical process of metal working was also highly developed but as the resources were scarce, they only created ornaments in this…
Maya in America
Maya in America
November 8, 2016
Harvesting corn is a seasonal business requiring high-speed operation and minimal machine down-time and/or corn losses. Maya America’s innovative and reliable corn head are specifically designed for high-quality harvesting with maximum harvest yields and reduced maintenance expenditures. Our foldable…
Incas region
Incas region
November 6, 2016
Villagers in Cuzco, Peru, dressed in colorful shawls, or chompas, mingle with city-folk and tourists during a festival.. Credit: Jesse Lewis The Inca Empire was a vast empire that flourished in the Andean region of South America from the early 15th century A.D. up until its conquest by the Spanish in…
Daily life of the Mayan
Daily life of the Mayan
November 4, 2016
Recently excavated Mayan murals are giving archaeologists a rare look into the lives of ordinary ancient Maya. The murals were uncovered during the excavation of a pyramid mound structure at the ancient Maya site of Calakmul, Mexico (near the border with Guatemala) and are described in the Nov. 9 issue…
Ancient Mesoamerican religion
Ancient Mesoamerican religion
November 2, 2016
Ancient Meso-American religion refers to a variety of beliefs, practices, and rituals of the people of Central America and Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s C.E. These religious practices are representative of the great Meso-American civilizations including the Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec…
Ancient Mayan environment
Ancient Mayan environment
October 30, 2016
Summer 2015 in Belize Instructor: Lisa Collins Dates: TBD Course Background: As the human population surpasses 7 billion, environmental degradation has become a widespread problem. At the same time, anthropogenic global warming is expected to result in major climate and environmental change across the…
Aztec, Mayan ruins
Aztec, Mayan ruins
October 28, 2016
They re checking out Chichen Itza, packing Palenque and tooling around Tulum: A whopping 10.6 million tourists explored Mexico s 183 publicly open archaeological sites last year, according to the country s National Institute of Anthropology and History. And the visitor count is expected to soar through…