• Where is the Maya?
    Mayans Live
    Where is the Maya?
  • Ancient Mesoamerican religion
    Ancient Mayan
    Ancient Mesoamerican religion
  • Mayan writing for Kids
    Maya For Kids
    Mayan writing for Kids
  • Daily life of Mayans
    Did The Mayans
    Daily life of Mayans
  • When were the Mayan ruins built
    Mayan Ruins
    When were the Mayan ruins built
  • Maya Funeral rituals
    Mayan Rituals
    Maya Funeral rituals
Mayan ruins Central America
Mayan ruins Central America
January 21, 2017
Most people going to Central America want to visit the ancient Mayan ruins. Sadly, most visit only Chichen Itza in Mexico, which may be the best-known but not at all the most worthwhile site. Be sure to consider some of the alternatives… Firstly: why Chichen Itza sucks If you are on holiday in hyper-touristy…
Aztec Locations
Aztec Locations
January 19, 2017
Camp Stevens in Julian Camp Stevens lies nestled in the pine‐oak woodland located near the historic town of Julian. Camp Stevens is currently a leader in camp sustainability and has an organic garden and orchard onsite. This is the favorite location for those groups that are looking to immerse themselves…
Mayan sacred animals
Mayan sacred animals
January 17, 2017
Sacred animals pictured on Maya vases. Bird in negative painting on a Late Classic Maya vase Birds appear frequently in Maya art, especially hummingbirds, parrots, macaws, hawks, eagles, water birds, doves, and others. Snakes of many species, especially venomous, are common in Maya art. Although the…
Mayan civilization Geography
Mayan civilization Geography
January 15, 2017
The Maya homeland, called Mesoamerica, spans five countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. There are now indications that the people we call the Maya had migrated from North America to the highlands of Guatemala perhaps as long ago as 2600 B.C., living an agricultural, village-based…
Maya Empire map
Maya Empire map
January 13, 2017
An artist s rendering shows the ancient Maya trading city of El Mirador rising from the dense Guatemalan jungle, about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of modern-day Guatemala City. (Video: See what El Mirador looks like today.) El Mirador is thought to have partially influenced the look of a fictional…
History of Mayan ruins
History of Mayan ruins
January 11, 2017
The Kukulkan pyramid at Chichen Itza is a Mayan engineering feat. (Photo: Images ) Related Articles The Mayan civilization, which flourished from 2 B.C. to 900 A.D. and produced the only known written language of pre-Colombian America, built cities in southeastern Mexico, the Yucatan and Central America…
Facts about Mayans
Facts about Mayans
January 9, 2017
The Mayan calendar suggested the world would end on 21 December 2012 1. The Mayan civilization flourished in central America from about 2600BC until around AD1. 2. According to the Mayans, the world was created on August 11, 3114BC, which is the date their calendar counts from. 3. The Mayans developed…
Complex religion definition
Complex religion definition
January 7, 2017
Religion : [M.E. religioum, fr. L. religion; religio reverence, religion, prob. fr. religare to tie back - more at RELY] 1 a (1). the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance b: the state of a religious 2: a personal set or institutionalized…
Information about Maya
Information about Maya
January 5, 2017
The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America who have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The designation Maya comes from the ancient…
Mayan people
Mayan people
January 3, 2017
The ancient Maya established their cities in the rainforest, played games that went on for days, and are famous for their knowledge of the stars. The idea of time fascinated them. They chewed gum, filed their teeth and raised bees without stingers. Like the Egyptians, they built pyramids, often elaborately…
Maya civilization achievements
Maya civilization achievements
January 1, 2017
The ancient Maya built their civilization using ideas they learned from the Olmec, an earlier tribe. The Olmec society was built on agriculture. They established farming villages. They were the first people to built roads through the jungle, roads which were used by them as trade routes. These trade…
Rise and Ruin
Rise and Ruin
December 30, 2016
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat…
Ancient Mayan rulers
Ancient Mayan rulers
December 28, 2016
Not long before his demise in 683 AD, the ancient ruler Pakal ordered what was one of the Mayan s most ambitious construction projects. The magnificent, nine-level Temple of the Inscriptions went on to house his body for centuries, but it was the intricate stone carvings found in the tomb that have inspired…
Tulum History
Tulum History
December 26, 2016
The word Tulum means fence or wall, and is the name given to the site in recent times because of the wall surrounding it, although its ancient name was possibly Zama, a corruption of Zamal (morning), associated with the dawn. This is an ideal name for the site, as sunrise in Tulum is worth getting up…
Mayan civilization information
Mayan civilization information
December 24, 2016
The exact origins of the Mayas remain unknown. What is known about them is that they dedicated an immense amount of time to erecting giant monuments of stone, in the form of temples, pyramids and palaces. The Mayans’ extraordinary architectural and cultural accomplishments rival those of the world’s…
Incas History
Incas History
December 22, 2016
INCAS, an American Indian people of Peru who in the two centuries before the Spanish discovery of America conquered an area stretching from the southern border of present-day Colombia to central Chile. Centering on the city of Cusco (Cuzco) in the Peruvian Andes, the Inca domain included the coastal…
Inca VS Maya
Inca VS Maya
December 20, 2016
Petroglyphs or rock drawings are the earliest writing form found in the Western Hemisphere. Petroglyphs can be found all over North America. The ancient Maya and Aztec were known to write on cloth and deerskin. The Maya also carved hieroglyphics in stone. However, mostly the Aztec and Maya wrote on paper…
Timeline of Mesoamerica
Timeline of Mesoamerica
December 18, 2016
The term Mesoamerica is derived from the Greek and means Middle America. It refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from northern Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. It is therefore seen as partly in North America, and encompassing…
Mayan astronomy for Kids
Mayan astronomy for Kids
December 16, 2016
Sky Glyph Skywatcher The Maya are well known for their precise calendar and astronomy. The four surviving written documents (which are called the . One of the most notable series of buildings at the site is that formed by Structures E-1, E-2, and E-3, which are aligned north-south and form an astronomical…
Mayan gods of life
Mayan gods of life
December 14, 2016
The Mayans developed a complex system of calendars that were dependent on the movements of the sun, moon, stars and planets. The calendars determined the timing of crop planting, the waging of war and the enacting of religious rituals. The cultivation of maize, the most important Mayan crop, was tied…
Mayan holy book
Mayan holy book
December 12, 2016
Spanish Franciscan priest and bishop of Yucatán, Diego de Landa, burns the sacred books of the Maya. After hearing of Roman Catholic Maya who continued to practice idol worship, he ordered an Inquisition in Mani ending with a ceremony called auto de fé, during which an unclear number of Maya codices…