The End Of The Mayan World

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Chichen Itza is located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico. Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities. Dominating the North Platform of Chichen Itza is the Temple of Kukulkan. Mayan civilization is one of the greatest in the world. The earliest phase of Maya civilization began around 3000 BCE. The Mayas developed the most accurate calendars known, mastered astrology and mathematics, and produced exquisite art on ceramics and murals. Certain constructions using monolithic stone blocks, and buildings whose structure accurately mirrors solar, lunar and stellar phenomena, still remain a mystery. The Mayan believed all things to be linked with the divine. Human sacrifice was perpetrated on prisoners, slaves, and particularly children, with orphans and illegitimate children specially purchased for the occasion. Before the Toltec era, however, animal sacrifice may have been far more common than human - turkeys, dogs, squirrels, quail and iguana being among the species considered suitable offerings to Maya gods. The Yucatán Peninsula is a limestone plain, with no rivers or streams.
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