Why the Ancient Mayan Culture is So Mesmerizing

Temple of the Jaguar at the Mayan Ruins in Tikal, Guatemala
What makes the ancient Maya culture so mesmerizing today? For some, it’s the beauty: From the graceful pyramids of Palenque, in Mexico, to Guatemala’s Tikal, rising above a green canopy of rain forest, the Maya left behind a stunning artistic architectural legacy.

You’ll be awed by the unique civilization they created, which peaked between 250 A.D. and 900 A.D. The Maya invented the America’s most sophisticated written native language, came up with the concept of zero long before the Europeans, and developed a calendar more accurate than the one we used today. In fact, while Europe languished in the Dark Ages, Maya kings with names like “Smoke Imix” and “Moon Jaguar” presided over grand pyramids and palaces.

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