The Mayans used a writing system composed of hieroglyphic symbols to record their history, religion, and other important information.
The Mayan calendar system consists of the Long Count, Tzolk'in, and Haab', but there is no "Short Count."
The Mayans used chinampas, raised fields on lakebeds or marshes, to create fertile agricultural land.
The Mayans constructed pyramids that were used for astronomical observations and rituals, aligning with celestial events.
The Mayan civilization was located primarily in the region of Central America, including present-day countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Although not solely responsible, Hernán Cortés played a role in the Spanish conquest of the Mayan civilization, contributing to its decline.
Iron was not commonly used by the Mayans in their artwork; they primarily used materials like jade, obsidian, and gold.
Mayans practiced cranial deformation, shaping the forehead by applying pressure during infancy, often as a cultural and social practice.
The collapse of the Mayan civilization is attributed to a combination of environmental challenges, including deforestation and drought.
The Mayans used the indigo tree to extract a deep blue dye for textiles and artistic works.
Corn was a staple crop in the Mayan diet and held symbolic importance representing life and sustenance.
The Mayans played a ball game called "Pok-A-Tok," which held significant cultural and ritualistic importance.
Mayans recorded astronomical data in codices, which were illustrated manuscripts made from paper-like materials.
Venus held significant importance in Mayan astronomy and religious beliefs, often associated with gods and events.
Chichen Itza is renowned for its stepped pyramid, "El Castillo," which served as a temple and observatory.
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