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The ancient Maya lived in tropical forests. But they wanted to plant corn. They needed firewood to heat their homes. And they built temples, pyramids, and cities. So they cut down countless trees and clear-cut large areas of land. Experts believe this led to the end of the Maya empire.…
Archaeologists from Japan have discovered a treasure trove of rare jade pieces used by the Mayan people in public ceremonies. The pieces date back as far as 1000 BC. Because the jade shows no signs of wearing down by fabric, it's likely that they were not jewelry, but used in…
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Tour Sacred Maya Ruins
Video: Mesoamerica Through Time
Source:Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers/Vimeo Creative Commons
A brief overview of four of the Maya’s most important capital cities.
Tweets from archaeologist James A. Doyle, the assistant curator for art of the ancient Americas at the Met.
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Can't wait! https://t.co/m0nIFDJ0P7(about 14 hours ago)
@mlobelart @Tate Saw this in Moscow and was blown away!(about 14 hours ago)
@hragv Great to finally meet you in person!!(about 16 hours ago)