• National Geographic Documentary - The Maya: The Lost Civilization [Documentary 2015]

    published: 04 Jul 2015
  • Maya Civilization and it's Legend - Full Documentary

    Maya Civilization and it's Legend - Full Documentary Where did the Mayan people come from? 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. When did the Mayan civilization begin and end? Most famously, the Maya of the southern lowland region reached their peak during the Classic Period of Maya civilization (A.D. 250 to 900), and built the great stone cities and monuments that have fascinated explorers and scholars of the region. How old are the Mayan ruins in Mexico? The construction workers used bulldozers and diggers to claw at the sloping sides of the 100ft tall pyramid, which is ...

    published: 23 Nov 2016
  • TOP 10 Amazing Facts About THE MAYANS

    Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Mayans The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Many misconceptions about the mayans exist, and this list should put an end to at least one or two of them. In addition, it will introduce you to facts that you never knew about this great ancient civilization.10 Continuing Culture BychurchThe Fact: There are numerous Mayans still living in their home regionsIn fact, there are over seven million Mayans living in their home regions, many of whom have managed to maintain substantial remnants of their ancient cultural heritage. Some are quite integrated into the modern cultures of the nations in wh...

    published: 28 Oct 2015
  • Mayan Religion and Society

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    published: 19 May 2016
  • BrainPOP UK - Maya Civilisation

    In this educational, animated video for students aged 7-14 Tim and Moby explain why the Maya civilisation wasn’t exactly an empire, but still constituted a unified culture. You’ll also find out about the Maya script, the only complete written language developed by indigenous Americans and the role of religion in Maya society. Discover their advances in architecture, maths, art, and astronomy and how the Mayas were slowly subdued by the Spanish empire. Plus, believe it or not, Mayan is still spoken in Mexico and parts of Central America today! More resources can be found at www.brainpop.co.uk

    published: 30 Sep 2016
  • Mayan City Of Millions Discovered

    A remarkable discovery using LIDAR in the jungle of Guatemala. A Mayan mega city of 10 million plus. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/maya-laser-lidar-guatemala-pacunam/ #mayans #ancienthistory

    published: 02 Feb 2018
  • 25 Unbelievable Facts About The Mayans That Might Surprise You

    If you haven’t read our list about the Aztecs yet, it’s worth checking out. Both the Aztecs and Mayans were two of the great pre-Colombian Central American civilizations. The Mayan civilization actually preceded and outlived the Aztecs by hundreds upon hundreds of years. It rose and fell several time throughout the last 2 thousand years and actually still lives on today in the culture of numerous Mayans who inhabit the Yucatan peninsula. These are 25 unbelievable facts about the Mayans that might surprise you! Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/list25 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/list25 Website: http://list25.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/list25/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/list25/ Check out the physical list at - http://list25.com/25-unbelievable-facts-abou...

    published: 23 Apr 2015
  • Palenque and the Ancient Maya World | Nat Geo Live

    Archaeologists and National Geographic grantees George and David Stuart offer keen insights into the art and culture of the Mayans. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Nat Geo Live: http://bit.ly/MoreNatGeoLive About Nat Geo Live (National Geographic Live): Thought-provoking presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists, and photographers. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories...

    published: 22 Aug 2011
  • Top 10 Gods and Goddesses of Mayan Mythology

    Welcome to Top10Archive! In this installment, we're going to journey into the mystery of the Mayan civilization, and pay homage to their respective Gods. Join us now, as we count down our top picks for top 10 Mayan Gods and Goddesses. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Ixtab 9. Ek Chuah 8. Yum Kaax 7. Bacab 6. Cizin 5. Hunahpu & Ixbalanque 4. Ix Chel 3. Chac 2. Kukulkan 1. Itzamna Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2/

    published: 28 May 2016
  • Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic

    With their impressive city structures and advanced astronomical understanding, the Maya civilization once dominated Mesoamerica. Learn about the Maya's influence in mathematics, how their cosmic calendars advised agricultural matters, and how the legacy of this ancient civilization endures through Maya people today. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwi...

    published: 29 Apr 2018
  • Amazing Facts on Kukulkan - The Mayan God

    This video which is Part-2 of "Mayan Religion & It's Tamil Connection" deals with the research on the True Identity of Kukulkan, the Mayan God of Astronomy & IxChel, the Mayan Goddess of Fertility.

    published: 05 May 2015
  • Mayan Cleansing Ceremony

    While in Mexico City I got a traditional Mayan aura cleanse.

    published: 10 Jul 2011
  • Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

    The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S.,European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Guatemala's Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation.The study estimates that roughly 10 million people may have lived within the Maya Lowlands, meaning that kind of massive food production might have been needed."That is two to three times more (inhabitants) than people were saying there were," said Marcello A.Canuto, a professor of Anthropology at Tulane University.Researchers used a mapping technique called LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection And Ranging.It bounces pulsed laser light off the ground, revealing contours hidden by dense foliage.The images revealed that the Mayans altered the landscape ...

    published: 03 Feb 2018
  • MaYaN - Mainstay of Society

    Song from the new album Quarterpast. They are awesome, Mark Jansen is awesome. Please buy their album to support them! I also bought it ;) ____________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: I do not own MaYaN nor am I the creator of this music. All rights belong to MaYaN and Nuclear Blast Records. ____________________________________________

    published: 20 May 2011
  • Glyphers: Deciphering Mayan Society

    Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Linda Schele, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of "Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path." Professor Schele recounts her first involvement in the study of the Maya and in deciphering the Mayan glyphs. She discusses the stories and events told by the glyphs, and how they have redefined or disproved our previous conceptions of the Mayan society.

    published: 31 Jan 2014
  • How young Mayan women used to get married - like it or not!

    published: 03 Aug 2011
  • The Visionary Mayan Queen Yohl Ik'Nal of Palenque

    The Mayan calendar molded her life. It decreed when she would ascend Mayan pyramids and become the first woman to rule in her own right. In misty tropical jungles 1500 years ago, at the height of Mayan civilization, a royal girl with visionary powers was destined to become the ruler of Palenque. Last of her lineage, her accession would fulfill her father's ambitions. Powerful forces were allied against them to overthrow the dynasty. Her father trained her intensely in Mayan calendars, history and politics and cultivated support among nobles, while his cousins plotted with enemy cities to attack Palenque (Lakam Ha). Yohl Ik'nal (Heart of North Wind) put aside her personal desires and the comfortable world of palace women to meet challenges as royal heir. Love for her father steeled her wi...

    published: 12 Feb 2014
  • Major New Discovery: Ancient Maya 'Megalopolis' in Guatemala

    Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. Image credits: Canuto & Auld-Thomas/PACUNAM via AP, Wild Blue Media, Channel 4, National Geographic This video is a news update for educational purposes only. The project's discoveries will feature in a Channel 4 programme called Lost Cities of the Maya: Revealed, airing in the UK on Sunday 11 February, 2018, at 20:00 GMT.

    published: 04 Feb 2018
  • Mayan 'Megalopolis' With 60,000 Structures Discovered in Guatemalan Jungle

    Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle Laser technology known as LiDAR digitally removes the forest canopy to reveal ancient ruins below, showing that Maya cities such as Tikal were much larger than ground-based research had suggested. In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.

    published: 02 Feb 2018
  • Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

    Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungleScientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungleScientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungleScientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungleScientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

    published: 03 Feb 2018
  • World's Largest Pyramid Discovered, Lost Mayan City Of Mirador Guatemala CNN

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    published: 23 Oct 2009
  • History - The Organization of the Mayan Society

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    published: 19 May 2010
  • Mayan Government

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    published: 24 Jan 2014
  • Maya BBC Spirits of the Jaguar 2of4 Forests of the Maya

    Uxmal, Mexico. Reputed to be one of the most beautiful Mayan cities, it holds the only known pyramid with an oval base. The Magician's Pyramid sits on one side of a square noted for its excellent acoustics. Grand terraces offer remarkable views. Chichen Itza, Mexico. The most famous Mayan city, this was the capital of the second empire, which lasted from about 1000 to 1450. Its enormous pyramids, including the giant Castillo pyramid that houses a jaguar throne, hold remarkable carvings and murals. A nearby cenote, or natural well, was used for human sacrifices to the rain god. Tulum, Mexico. Between 1200 and 1450, this seacoast city became a major Mayan port and the center of a vast trading network. Tikal, Guatemala. The largest known Mayan city, Tikal is believed to have been home to more...

    published: 31 May 2014
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National Geographic Documentary - The Maya: The Lost Civilization [Documentary 2015]
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National Geographic Documentary - The Maya: The Lost Civilization [Documentary 2015]

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Maya Civilization and it's Legend - Full Documentary
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Maya Civilization and it's Legend - Full Documentary

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Maya Civilization and it's Legend - Full Documentary Where did the Mayan people come from? 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. When did the Mayan civilization begin and end? Most famously, the Maya of the southern lowland region reached their peak during the Classic Period of Maya civilization (A.D. 250 to 900), and built the great stone cities and monuments that have fascinated explorers and scholars of the region. How old are the Mayan ruins in Mexico? The construction workers used bulldozers and diggers to claw at the sloping sides of the 100ft tall pyramid, which is part of the Nohmul complex - the most important Mayan site in northern Belize and one which dates back at least 2,300 years.
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TOP 10 Amazing Facts About THE MAYANS
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TOP 10 Amazing Facts About THE MAYANS

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Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Mayans The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Many misconceptions about the mayans exist, and this list should put an end to at least one or two of them. In addition, it will introduce you to facts that you never knew about this great ancient civilization.10 Continuing Culture BychurchThe Fact: There are numerous Mayans still living in their home regionsIn fact, there are over seven million Mayans living in their home regions, many of whom have managed to maintain substantial remnants of their ancient cultural heritage. Some are quite integrated into the modern cultures of the nations in which they reside, while others continue a more traditional culturally distinct life, often speaking one of the Mayan languages as a primary language. The largest populations of contemporary Maya inhabit the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Chiapas, and in the Central American countries of Belize, Guatemala, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. Just as a point of interest, it is very possible that the word “shark” comes to us from the Mayan languages, as does the word “cocoa”. To say “thank you” in Yucatec Maya, you say “Jach Dyos b’o’otik.”9 Mayan Childhood 4-CrosseyesThe Fact: The Mayans “enhanced” the beauty of their childrenThe Maya desired some unnatural physical characteristics for their children. For instance, at a very young age boards were pressed on babies’ foreheads to create a flattened surface. This process was widespread among the upper class. Another practice was to cross babies’ eyes. To do this, objects were dangled in front of a newborn’s eyes, until the newborn’s eyes were completely and permanently crossed. Another interesting fact about Mayan children is that most were named according to the day they were born. Every day of the year had a specific name for both boys and girls and parents were expected to follow that practice. 8 Excellent Doctors 53068499.Shaman03The Fact: The Mayans had many excellent medical practicesHealth and medicine among the ancient Maya was a complex blend of mind, body, religion, ritual, and science. Important to all, medicine was practiced only by a select few who were given an excellent education. These men, called shamans, act as a medium between the physical world and spirit world. They practice sorcery for the purpose of healing, foresight, and control over natural events. Since medicine was so closely related to religion and sorcery, it was essential that Maya shamans had vast medical knowledge and skill. It is known that the Maya sutured wounds with human hair, reduced fractures, and were even skilled dental surgeons, making prostheses from jade and turquoise and filling teeth with iron pyrite.7 Blood Sacrifice AztecshumansacrificeThe Fact: Some Mayans still practice blood sacrificeIt is a rather well known fact that the Mayans practiced human sacrifice for religious and medical reasons – but what most people don’t know is that many Mayans still practice blood sacrifice. But don’t get too excited – chicken blood has now replaced human blood. Today the Maya keep many of the ritualistic traditions of their ancestors. Elements of prayer, offerings, blood sacrifice (replacing human blood with that of sacrificed chickens), burning of copal incense, dancing, feasting, and ritual drinking continue in traditional ceremonies.6 Painkillers Escuintla EnemaThe Fact: The Mayans used painkillers The Mayan peoples regularly used hallucinogenic drugs (taken from the natural world) in their religious rituals, but they also used them in day to day life as painkillers. Flora such as peyote, the morning glory, certain mushrooms, tobacco, and plants used to make alcoholic substances, were commonly used. In addition, as depicted in Maya pottery and carvings, ritual enemas were used for a more rapid absorption and effect of the substance. Above is a statue of a Mayan enjoying their enema.5 Ball Courts Tikal BallcourtThe Fact: The Mayans built ball courts so they could play gamesThe Mesoamerican ballgame was a sport with ritual associations played for over 3000 years by the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. The sport had different versions in different places during the millennia, and a modern version of the game, ulama, is still played in a few places by the local indigenous population.
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Mayan Religion and Society
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Mayan Religion and Society

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BrainPOP UK - Maya Civilisation
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BrainPOP UK - Maya Civilisation

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In this educational, animated video for students aged 7-14 Tim and Moby explain why the Maya civilisation wasn’t exactly an empire, but still constituted a unified culture. You’ll also find out about the Maya script, the only complete written language developed by indigenous Americans and the role of religion in Maya society. Discover their advances in architecture, maths, art, and astronomy and how the Mayas were slowly subdued by the Spanish empire. Plus, believe it or not, Mayan is still spoken in Mexico and parts of Central America today! More resources can be found at www.brainpop.co.uk
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Mayan City Of Millions Discovered
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Mayan City Of Millions Discovered

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A remarkable discovery using LIDAR in the jungle of Guatemala. A Mayan mega city of 10 million plus. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/maya-laser-lidar-guatemala-pacunam/ #mayans #ancienthistory
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25 Unbelievable Facts About The Mayans That Might Surprise You
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25 Unbelievable Facts About The Mayans That Might Surprise You

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If you haven’t read our list about the Aztecs yet, it’s worth checking out. Both the Aztecs and Mayans were two of the great pre-Colombian Central American civilizations. The Mayan civilization actually preceded and outlived the Aztecs by hundreds upon hundreds of years. It rose and fell several time throughout the last 2 thousand years and actually still lives on today in the culture of numerous Mayans who inhabit the Yucatan peninsula. These are 25 unbelievable facts about the Mayans that might surprise you! Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/list25 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/list25 Website: http://list25.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/list25/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/list25/ Check out the physical list at - http://list25.com/25-unbelievable-facts-about-the-mayans-that-might-surprise-you/ Preview: Although their civilization has declined and been conquered, in many rural parts of Mexico and Guatemala Mayan language and culture perseveres In fact, there are an estimated 7 million Maya still living in and around the Yucatan Peninsula Some linguists believe that the word "shark" was originally a Mayan word The pre-Colombian Mayans often sought to "enhance" the physical features of their children. Mothers would press boards on the foreheads of their kids so that they would be flatter (mostly just in the upper class) Objects were also often dangled in front of a baby's eyes until the baby was cross eyed, which was another desirable trait found in nobility and more...
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Palenque and the Ancient Maya World | Nat Geo Live
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Palenque and the Ancient Maya World | Nat Geo Live

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Archaeologists and National Geographic grantees George and David Stuart offer keen insights into the art and culture of the Mayans. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Nat Geo Live: http://bit.ly/MoreNatGeoLive About Nat Geo Live (National Geographic Live): Thought-provoking presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists, and photographers. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Palenque and the Ancient Maya World | Nat Geo Live https://youtu.be/BCs86ZrxX9k National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Top 10 Gods and Goddesses of Mayan Mythology
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Top 10 Gods and Goddesses of Mayan Mythology

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Welcome to Top10Archive! In this installment, we're going to journey into the mystery of the Mayan civilization, and pay homage to their respective Gods. Join us now, as we count down our top picks for top 10 Mayan Gods and Goddesses. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Ixtab 9. Ek Chuah 8. Yum Kaax 7. Bacab 6. Cizin 5. Hunahpu & Ixbalanque 4. Ix Chel 3. Chac 2. Kukulkan 1. Itzamna Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2/
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Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic
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Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic

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With their impressive city structures and advanced astronomical understanding, the Maya civilization once dominated Mesoamerica. Learn about the Maya's influence in mathematics, how their cosmic calendars advised agricultural matters, and how the legacy of this ancient civilization endures through Maya people today. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/Q6eBJjdca14 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Amazing Facts on Kukulkan - The Mayan God
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Amazing Facts on Kukulkan - The Mayan God

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This video which is Part-2 of "Mayan Religion & It's Tamil Connection" deals with the research on the True Identity of Kukulkan, the Mayan God of Astronomy & IxChel, the Mayan Goddess of Fertility.
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Mayan Cleansing Ceremony
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Mayan Cleansing Ceremony

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While in Mexico City I got a traditional Mayan aura cleanse.
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Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle
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Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

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The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S.,European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Guatemala's Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation.The study estimates that roughly 10 million people may have lived within the Maya Lowlands, meaning that kind of massive food production might have been needed."That is two to three times more (inhabitants) than people were saying there were," said Marcello A.Canuto, a professor of Anthropology at Tulane University.Researchers used a mapping technique called LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection And Ranging.It bounces pulsed laser light off the ground, revealing contours hidden by dense foliage.The images revealed that the Mayans altered the landscape in a much broader way than previously thought; in some areas, 95 percent of available land was cultivated."Their agriculture is much more intensive and therefore sustainable than we thought, and they were cultivating every inch of the land," said Francisco Estrada-Belli, a Research Assistant Professor at Tulane University, noting the ancient Mayas partly drained swampy areas that haven't been considered worth farming since.And the extensive defensive fences, ditch-and-rampart systems and irrigation canals suggest a highly organized workforce."There's state involvement here, because we see large canals being dug that are re-directing natural water flows," said Thomas Garrison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ithaca College in New York.The 810 square miles (2,100 square kilometers) of mapping done vastly expands the area that was intensively occupied by the Maya, whose culture flourished between roughly 1,000 BC and 900 AD.Their descendants still live in the region.The mapping detected about 60,000 individual structures, including four major Mayan ceremonial centers with plazas and pyramids.Garrison said that this year he went to the field with the LiDAR data to look for one of the roads revealed."I found it, but if I had not had the LiDAR and known that that's what it was, I would have walked right over it, because of how dense the jungle is." Garrison noted that unlike some other ancient cultures, whose fields, roads and outbuildings have been destroyed by subsequent generations of farming, the jungle grew over abandoned Maya fields and structures, both hiding and preserving them."In this the jungle, which has hindered us in our discovery efforts for so long, has actually worked as this great preservative tool of the impact the culture had across the landscape," noted Garrison, who worked on the project and specializes in the city of El Zotz, near Tikal.LiDAR revealed a previously undetected structure between the two sites that Garrison says "can't be called anything other than a Maya fortress." "It's this hill-top citadel that has these ditch and rampart systems .when I went there, one of these things in nine meters tall," he noted.In a way, the structur
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MaYaN - Mainstay of Society
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MaYaN - Mainstay of Society

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Song from the new album Quarterpast. They are awesome, Mark Jansen is awesome. Please buy their album to support them! I also bought it ;) ____________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: I do not own MaYaN nor am I the creator of this music. All rights belong to MaYaN and Nuclear Blast Records. ____________________________________________
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Glyphers: Deciphering Mayan Society
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Glyphers: Deciphering Mayan Society

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Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Linda Schele, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of "Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path." Professor Schele recounts her first involvement in the study of the Maya and in deciphering the Mayan glyphs. She discusses the stories and events told by the glyphs, and how they have redefined or disproved our previous conceptions of the Mayan society.
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How young Mayan women used to get married - like it or not!
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How young Mayan women used to get married - like it or not!

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The Visionary Mayan Queen Yohl Ik'Nal of Palenque
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The Visionary Mayan Queen Yohl Ik'Nal of Palenque

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The Mayan calendar molded her life. It decreed when she would ascend Mayan pyramids and become the first woman to rule in her own right. In misty tropical jungles 1500 years ago, at the height of Mayan civilization, a royal girl with visionary powers was destined to become the ruler of Palenque. Last of her lineage, her accession would fulfill her father's ambitions. Powerful forces were allied against them to overthrow the dynasty. Her father trained her intensely in Mayan calendars, history and politics and cultivated support among nobles, while his cousins plotted with enemy cities to attack Palenque (Lakam Ha). Yohl Ik'nal (Heart of North Wind) put aside her personal desires and the comfortable world of palace women to meet challenges as royal heir. Love for her father steeled her will and sharpened her skills. Overcoming fear, she performed Mayan sacrifice as required of rulers. Her visionary powers enabled her to identify political opponents and predict enemy attack. The first Queen of Lakam Ha, she built temples to honor her father and her Gods. She protected her city and brought prosperity to her people. But she foresaw a time of darkness and devastation coming, predicted through Mayan calendars. Could she trust her vision to reveal the will of the Triad Gods? Would her choices cause ruin or bring her city to greatness?
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Major New Discovery: Ancient Maya 'Megalopolis' in Guatemala
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Major New Discovery: Ancient Maya 'Megalopolis' in Guatemala

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Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. Image credits: Canuto & Auld-Thomas/PACUNAM via AP, Wild Blue Media, Channel 4, National Geographic This video is a news update for educational purposes only. The project's discoveries will feature in a Channel 4 programme called Lost Cities of the Maya: Revealed, airing in the UK on Sunday 11 February, 2018, at 20:00 GMT.
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Mayan 'Megalopolis' With 60,000 Structures Discovered in Guatemalan Jungle
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Mayan 'Megalopolis' With 60,000 Structures Discovered in Guatemalan Jungle

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Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle Laser technology known as LiDAR digitally removes the forest canopy to reveal ancient ruins below, showing that Maya cities such as Tikal were much larger than ground-based research had suggested. In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.
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Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle
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Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

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World's Largest Pyramid Discovered, Lost Mayan City Of Mirador Guatemala CNN
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World's Largest Pyramid Discovered, Lost Mayan City Of Mirador Guatemala CNN

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History - The Organization of the Mayan Society
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History - The Organization of the Mayan Society

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Mayan Government
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Mayan Government

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Maya BBC Spirits of the Jaguar 2of4 Forests of the Maya
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Maya BBC Spirits of the Jaguar 2of4 Forests of the Maya

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Uxmal, Mexico. Reputed to be one of the most beautiful Mayan cities, it holds the only known pyramid with an oval base. The Magician's Pyramid sits on one side of a square noted for its excellent acoustics. Grand terraces offer remarkable views. Chichen Itza, Mexico. The most famous Mayan city, this was the capital of the second empire, which lasted from about 1000 to 1450. Its enormous pyramids, including the giant Castillo pyramid that houses a jaguar throne, hold remarkable carvings and murals. A nearby cenote, or natural well, was used for human sacrifices to the rain god. Tulum, Mexico. Between 1200 and 1450, this seacoast city became a major Mayan port and the center of a vast trading network. Tikal, Guatemala. The largest known Mayan city, Tikal is believed to have been home to more than 55,000 people in the year 700. The 60-square-mile site holds numerous pyramids, shrines, and ball courts, where Mayans played a sometimes dangerous version of soccer, reportedly using as balls human skulls, which could do serious damage if kicked into an opponent. Copan, Honduras. A southern outpost of the first Mayan empire, which lasted from 300 to about 900, Copan boasts some of the best preserved ball courts ever found, along with the longest known Mayan stone inscription. The document has helped archaeologists decode some of the culture's mysterious hieroglyphs. For a thousand years, they ruled what is today a large part of Mexico and southern Central America. They built huge cities and enormous pyramids that vaulted hundreds of feet into the skies. Then, seemingly in an instant, the Mayan Empire, the focus of the second episode of SPIRITS OF THE JAGUAR, collapsed, leaving thousands of elegant stone carvings hidden in the region's lush tropical forests. Even today, the ancient monuments are still being rediscovered. The Mayans believed that they were created by gods who added their own blood to flour made from corn, a plant native to their Central American homelands. Thus, they were children of the corn, and along with gods personified by the fierce jaguar and the life-giving rain, they worshipped the tall grass that fed them. In fact, it was their skill as farmers that allowed the Mayans to prosper. Reliable crops of corn, squash, and beans provided enough food for the Mayan population to grow and for some residents to specialize in new skills, unburdened by the need to tend the fields. Some of these specialists became architects, while others helped push Mayan mathematics and astronomy to remarkable heights. Today, Mayan cities highlight just how much knowledge this society accumulated at its height 1,200 years ago. Ornate wall carvings are actually astonishingly detailed calendars that can still be used to predict eclipses and other astral events. Similarly, massive temples are also astronomical observatories designed to track the movements of the night sky. Windows and doors are perfectly aligned to channel the light of the sun at different times of the year or to highlight a sparkling planet. Mayan calendars can still predict eclipses and other astral events. By necessity, the Mayans were also expert geologists. Each of their great cities is situated next to a cenote, or natural well. The cave water was essential because, although they lived in a tropical forest, fresh surface water was rare. Water from the cenote not only sated the Mayans thirst, it also provided irrigation water for their crops when rain was scarce. Despite their knowledge, however, the Mayans were only human. By 900, political disagreements and civil wars -- together with crop failures, disease, and other natural disasters -- apparently forced the Mayans to abandon many of their great cities. Some fled to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where they built a new empire ruled from the military citadel of Chichen Itza. But this society also fell in the 1400s, a victim of internal strife and invasion from hostile neighbors. Though their empire is long gone, the Mayans live on. An estimated 1.5 million to 4.5 million descendants of the Mayans inhabit southern Central America. In Mexico's Yucatan region, many residents still speak Maya languages and wear clothing virtually indistinguishable from that depicted in ancient carvings. And, like their ancestors, they pursue a spiritual life still colored by ancient beliefs in the gods of the corn and the jaguar. In the words of noted local poet Mediz Bolio, many locals may speak in Spanish -- but they think in Mayan.(Retrieve from: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/spirits/html/videobodyresc.html)
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