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Chultuns is the Maya name for underground cavities used to store water and food, and possibly for other purposes as well
Puuc is a word used to indicate both a region of the Yucatan peninsula which was ruled by the Maya; and a Maya architectural style
The Ancient Maya or Mayans?
English-speaking Mayanist scholars have a preference when you use "Maya" and when you use "Mayan": even if on the web the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Ancient Maya Bloodletting Rituals
Bloodletting rituals and sacrifices were practiced by many Mesomerican societies; this article examines the importance of bloodletting to the Maya civilization.
Ix Chel was the Maya moon goddess, and patron deity of fertility, childbirth and weaving.
Chaac, the Mayan god of rain, water and lightning, is a deity borrowed from ancient Mesoamerican cults.
The Maya Hero Twins
Hunahpu and Xbalanque are Maya Hero Twins, whose story os narrated in the Popol Vuh,the sacred book of the Maya Quiché of Guatemala...
Itzamna was the Maya god of creation, said to be the inventor of writing, and of divination...
Mayan Myths: What the Evidence Shows
Were the Maya peaceful people whose leaders lived in large empty palaces studying astronomy and mathematics, who disappeared for mysterious unknown reasons? Read what the evidence shows about the most popular misconceptions about the Maya.
Ceiba Pentandra the Sacred Tree of the Maya
Ceiba is one of the tallest tree in the Central American tropics, and sacred to the Maya.
The Murals of Bonampak, Chiapas Mexico
The Bonampak murals, painted by the Classic period Maya, are among the most famous wall paintings of the New World.
The Maya Highlands includes the southeastern part of the Maya civilization, located in the volcanic mountains of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and el Salvador.
Classic Maya Astronomy at Xultún
Scholars have identified important astronomical tables at the Classic Period Maya capital of Xultun
Walking Tour of the Maya Town of Comalcalco
This Walking Tour of Comalcalco will introduce you to the important architectural elements of this well-preserved but little known Maya civilization archaeological site in the state of Tabasco
Yaxchilan Lintel 24
Lintel 24 from the site of Yaxchilan is one of the best example of Maya stone carving, portraying the scene of the royal Lady Xok, performing ritual bloodletting
There are three surviving Maya codices known in the world: Dresden, Madrid, and Paris, named because that's where the codices ended up, in museums in those cities.
The Popol Vuh, often called the Bible of the Maya, is a colonial document which narrates the creation myth of the Maya Quiché of Guatemala and the Story of the Hero Twins.
An E-Group is a special collection of buildings found on over 60 archaeological sites throughout the Maya Lowland, which the Maya might have been used for astronomical, ritual and political reasons.
Maya Civilization Economics
The Maya civilization had an extensive economic system, based on trade and agriculture. Here are some details of some of that system.