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The Maya

10 December 2011 3 Comments

The Maya Empire, centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala, reached the peak of its power and influence around the sixth century A.D. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork. Most of the great stone cities of the Maya were abandoned by A.D. 900, however, and since the 19th century scholars have debated what might have caused this dramatic decline.

Watch the video below to learn interesting facts you never knew about this great civilization:

Want more information on the Maya? Check out these web pages for information on Maya Culture and History. Also, find out what the year 2012 represents for them.


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