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Mayan in English
Mayan in English
[mass noun] A large family of American Indian languages spoken in Central America and Mexico, of which the chief members are Maya, Quiché, and Tzeltal. ‘The movie will definitely be performed in Mayan, an ancient pre-Colombian language.’ ‘When Monteczuma s envoys came to Tabasco to find out information…
Where did the Mayans go?
Where did the Mayans go?
By GUY GARCIA PALENQUE-With reporting by Laura Lopez/San Cristobal de las Casas A tour guide at the legendary ruins of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico, likes to tell the story. A tourist, after staring in awe at the towering pyramids, turned to the guide and said, The buildings are beautiful, but where…
Define Mayans
Define Mayans
As you ll see, if you take the trouble to go through it, as I did, Copan is, or maybe was, for all I know, one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization. Well, Mayan refers to the Mayas, an aboriginal people of Yucatan. The leading craze of the moment concerns the Mayan calendar, which…
Mayan history books
Mayan history books
Scholars of pre-Columbian history have been trying to decipher something called the Grolier Codex ever since it was discovered by looters in a Chiapas cave back in the 60s. It s a 13th-century manuscript that may contain some of the collected wisdom of the Maya people. But there s a question nagging…
Mayans war
Mayans war
There was ample evidence of a warlike tendency among the Maya - carved scenes of battle or sacrifice, walled compounds, stone, and obsidian weapon points, etc. - but the early Mayanists ignored this evidence, instead sticking to their notions of the Maya as a peaceful people. As the glyphs on the temples…
Mayan sacrifices
Mayan sacrifices
Ancient Maya would paint unlucky people blue and throw them down a sacred well as human sacrifices. Now scientists have solved the mystery of how to make the famous blue pigment by analyzing traces on pottery left in the bottom of the well. The Maya associated the color blue with their rain deities…
Who were the Mayan people?
Who were the Mayan people?
Itzamn is considered to be a sun god and is the Mayan s earliest deified hero and leader. Legend has it that he led the migration from beyond the ocean along a pathway that magically opened through the waters. He can be compared to Moses in Christianity and the parting of the Red Sea when he led his…
Who conquered the Mayan?
Who conquered the Mayan?
On March 13, 1697, Spanish troops from Yucatán attacked and occupied Nojpeten, the capital of the Maya people known as Itzas, the inhabitants of the last unconquered native New World kingdom. This political and ritual center—located on a small island in a lake in the tropical forests of northern Guatemala—was…
When did the Mayan start
When did the Mayan start
The smallest unit in Maya timekeeping is the day (k’in – sun, day). Hence, all the 2012 related claims on how accurate the Maya calendar(s) were seem to skip that very important notion. The reason why the Maya appears to have had accurate calendars is that they counted celestial cycles, such as in the…
What happened to Mayans?
What happened to Mayans?
In the wake of new research, it appears that Mayan cities were locked in something similar to the Cold War, only hotter. Hieroglyphs in the area reveal that two metropolitan “super-powers, ” Tikal and Calakmul, were bitter rivals for centuries. Skirmishes between the kings of each city grew increasingly…
Timeline of the Mayans
Timeline of the Mayans
The study of ancient Mexican history reveals a fascinating civilization that existed for centuries B.C. and during the first centuries A.D. The Mayan people built an empire that encompassed a large region in Central America. Individual kings ruled separate states, which made up the Mayan empire. The…
Time period of the Mayans
Time period of the Mayans
The Preclassic, also known in greater Mesoamerica as the Formative, has been divided into three logical time periods, the Early, Middle and Late. The earliest Maya came into the Belize and adjacent tropical lowland areas as farmers before 2 BC, but did not appear in the archaeological record for nearly…
Pictures of Mayan people
Pictures of Mayan people
“You fish, swim, eat, laze around, and everyone’s so friendly. It’s such simple stuff, but… If I could stop the world and restart life, put the clock back, I think I’d restart it like this. For everyone.” – Alex Garland, The Beach Imagine a stunning beach cove, located 30 minutes away from a populated…
Native Mayan
Native Mayan
The 56th edition of the International Art Biennale of Venice, All the world’s futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, presented, for the first time, “Voces Indigenas, ” an exhibition entirely dedicated to the Native languages of Latin America. All the world’s futures runs through November 22. Located on the…
Mexico Mayan
Mexico Mayan
Riviera Maya, located in Mexico, is a wonderful place to visit because of the numerous things to do the area offers. For example, while on your Riviera Maya vacations, you could visit the beach, take a tour, or see your favorite animals. Expedia.com makes finding the right Riviera Maya hotels to stay…
Mayans Traditions
Mayans Traditions
During the next weeks we will inform you more about the Tourism Program of Maya Traditions. How does Tourism affects the lives of our partner cooperatives in Guatemala? We interviewed five of our sponsored students. Experience more about their point of view in the upcoming Blogposts. Blogpost 1/6 Student:…
Mayans in Guatemala today
Mayans in Guatemala today
The majority of indigenous peoples in Guatemala are of Mayan descent. The Maya are essentially a regional group. In all an estimated 5 million Mayans live in the different Central American countries. The Mayans of Guatemala are the only indigenous culture that constitutes a majority of the population…
Mayans disappeared
Mayans disappeared
Main plaza of Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala (Image Credit: weisserstier [Flickr]) Jaguar Temple in Tikal (Image Credit: erushing [Flickr]) Mayan ruins at Calakmul, Mexico (Image Credit: von Kinder [Flickr]) We tend to think of the Dark Ages as a bleak time when King Arthur was caught in the grip of…
Mayan theory
Mayan theory
If you are prone to superstition, 2012 provides a wealth of apocalyptic fears and calamitous end-of-day scenarios, starting with the ever-popular end-of-the-world Mayan doomsday. Some have argued that Mayans, whose civilization spanned across southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize from 1 B.C. to 1519…
Mayan technology and Science
Mayan technology and Science
The ancient Mayans may have had enough engineering know-how to master running water, creating fountains and even toilets by controlling water pressure, scientists now suggest. Perhaps the earliest known example of the intentional creation of water pressure was found on the island of Crete in a Minoan…
Mayan settlements
Mayan settlements
Centuries before Europeans arrived, an advanced civilization flourished in Mesoamerica, a region extending from southern Mexico through Central America. The Maya mastered astronomy, developed an elaborate written language, built towering monuments, and left behind exquisite artifacts. According to NASA…