Ancient Mayan Civilization

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Let’s hear it for the Mayans and their many accomplishments! They have given us many gifts – an accurate 365-day calendar, their glorious cities that have stood the test of time, a lasting body of knowledge about the night sky, and maybe best of all – chocolate! Step back in time with us as we explore what it meant to live in the time of the Ancient Mayans.

Video length: 22:17 minutes.

Topics covered in this Video

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Who were the Mayans?

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Where did they live?

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The many Mayan accomplishments

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Mesoamerican civilizations

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Mayan night sky observatories

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Mayan calendar(s)

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Stelae & glyphs

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Social structure

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Mayan kings

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Warfare & territory expansion

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Common population

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Mayan cuisine & lifestyle

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Bartering & valuables

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Mayan engineering

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Palenque

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Tikal

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Uxmal

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Teotihuacan

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Chichen Itza

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