"The Maya civilization."

This civilization is in far to the east of Teotihuacán on the Yucatán Peninsula. The Maya, which flourished between A.D. 300 and 900. It was one of the most sophisticated civilization in the Americas. It built splendid temples and pyramids and developed a complicated calendar as accurate as any in existence in the world at that time. The Maya were a farming people who cleared the dense rain forests, developed farming, and centered their culture in city-states.

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  • What were their cities like?

Coba (Quintana Roo, Mexico), Copán ( Honduras), Mixco Viejo (Guatemala), Tikal (Guatemala), Sayil ( Yucatan, Mexico), Chichén Itzá, etc.

  • What did they eat?

For example they eat monkey, deer, iguana, armadillo, manatee, peccary, cavy, tapir, turtle and various birds. They cultivated chili peppers, avocado, tomatoes, guava, pineapple, papaya, apple, pumpkin, sweet potato and pinto, red and black beans.

  • How did they get food?

They cultivated and hunted their food.

  • How many people lived in their civilization?

In the area of southern Guatemala, Belize, and Northern Honduras there was about 22,000,000 and in Mexico 1 475 575  millions of people. In total: 23 475 575 millions.

  • What kind of gods did they believe in?

Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods (especially the gods of sun, rain and corn).

  • How did they dress?

In general, children were naked, and men wore loincloths, adding tunics, or shirts, and cloaks in colder weather. The dress of women was more variable. Mayan women wore skirts with or without a scarf tied to cover their breasts, and Aztec and Inca women wore dresses made from a wrapped piece of fabric, or ankle-length tunic dresses. None of the clothing was cut to fit the body.

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