I have been reading a lot of Maya history, and the history of Costa Maya lately, and I came across this article I thought I would share today. Gives a good insight into the Maya people and their culture.
The Maya world remains shrouded in mystery, and many misconceptions about the people and their history endure. Here are some secrets of the Maya revealed.—By Michael Shapiro
1)The Maya haven’t disappeared.
Just as the fall of Rome didn’t meant the end of Romans, the decline of great Maya metropolises, such as Guatemala’s Tikal, which reached its apex in the ninth century, doesn’t mean the indigenous people have vanished. About 40 percent of Guatemala’s 14 million people are Maya, and southern Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula are home to many more predominantly Maya regions.
Not only are the Maya enduring almost five centuries after the Spanish…
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