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Ancient Maya

Ancient Civilisations For Children

The "mysterious Maya" were an impressive civilisation, one of the earliest to settle in the Americas. Although historians don't know why the civilisation failed, they do know that it spanned 3,000 years and had a population of about 15 million people. Established in what is now part of Mexico and Central America, the Maya built great cities, temples and pyramids, and were quite advanced in engineering and astronomy. Students will learn about Mayan religious beliefs, hieroglyphs, inventions, the people, food and culture.

Rating: E
Production Year: 1998
Duration: 27 min
Series: Ancient Civilisations For Children
Printable Resources: Yes

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