Mayans

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Mayans

Mayans

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The Mayans religion involved several aspects of nature, astronomy and rituals. Most Gods represented a form in nature, for example, Sun God, Kinih Ahous, or Maize God, Yum Kaax. The Mayans were known for their calenders and amazing buildings. These were used during their religious rituals.The Mayan civilization arose in Mesoamerica around 250 AD,.

The Mayans grew corn, beans, cacao, chile, maguey, bananas, and cotton, besides giving attention to bees, from which he obtained both honey and wax. Various drinks were prepared from corn, maguey, and honey. They were much given to drunkenness, which was so common as hardly to be considered disgraceful. Corn Was part of their Main diet.

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The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, noted for the Maya hieroglyphic script, the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.

The Mayans hierarchical Government Ruled by kings and priests. They lived in independent city of rural communities and large urban ceremonial centers.The various Maya city-states are found in what is today Mexico, Guatemala. The Maya built hundreds of cities. Each city had a noble family in charge of it. Control of the city passed from father to son.

The geographic extent of the Maya civilization, known as the Maya area, extended throughout the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán Peninsula states of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán. The Maya area also extended throughout the northern Central American region, including the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and western Honduras.

The Ancient Maya civilization had an advanced trade system consisting of short, medium and long trade routes and a robust market for a range of goods and materials. Modern researchers have made use of a variety of methods to understand the Maya economy, including evidence from excavations, illustrations on pottery, scientific “fingerprinting” of materials such as obsidian and examination of historical documents.

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