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The Fall of Civilizations
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

The Fall of Civilizations

It seems that civilizations inevitably rise and fall no matter how big or small, and in this collection, we look at some of the most famous, spectacular, and mysterious collapses of cultures from the Romans to the Maya. War, famine, climate...
Everything You Need to Know About the Ancient Maya Food Culture
Videoby Food & Drink

Everything You Need to Know About the Ancient Maya Food Culture

Everything You Need to Know About the Ancient Maya Food Culture
How to read a Maya glyph
Videoby Lily Ball

How to read a Maya glyph

Learn the basics for how to read ancient Maya, and learn to read the glyph for chocolate: cacao!
Wall
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Wall

The English word 'wall' is derived from the Latin, vallus meaning 'a stake' or 'post' and designated the wood-stake and earth palisade which formed the outer edge of a fortification. The palisades were in use early on and are mentioned by...
Ball Court, Copan
Imageby Adalberto Hernandez Vega

Ball Court, Copan

The ball court of the Mayan city of Copan. The game was popular across Mesoamerica and the objective was to put a rubber ball through a hoop placed on the side walls.
Tulum
Imageby Dennis Jarvis

Tulum

The Temple of the Winds at the ancient Mesoamerican site of Tulum, Mexico.
House of the Governor, Uxmal
Imageby Dennis Jarvis

House of the Governor, Uxmal

The House of the Governor, Uxmal, Mexico. The building was constructed in the 10th century CE to commemorate the reign of Lord Chahk. It was used as a royal palace and administrative centre.
The Temple of the Frescoes, Tulum, Mexico
Imageby Betsy Mark

The Temple of the Frescoes, Tulum, Mexico

The Temple of the Frescoes dates to around the 11th century CE while the paintings on the walls inside date to 11th-12th centuries CE. A second storey was added later. Two red hand prints can be seen on this second level thought by some scholars...
Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Videoby National Geographic

Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza

Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza? See All National Geographic Videos http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/?source=4001
Tikal 3D Laser Scan Fly-through
Videoby CyArk

Tikal 3D Laser Scan Fly-through

3D fly through created from laser scan and photography at Maya city of Tikal (300-850 CE) in Guatemala by CyArk.