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New Evidence Links Mayan Collapse...

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The ancient Mayan civilization, which developed a sophisticated culture in the Central American rainforests, vanished mysteriously a thousand years ago.
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Did Belief in Gods Lead to Mayan Demise?

Did Belief in Gods Lead to Mayan Demise? | Maya Civilization | Scoop.it
A dread of malevolent spirits haunting forsaken areas could, along with environmental catastrophes, help to explain why some areas in the ancient Mayan world proved less resilient than others when their civilization disintegrated, researchers...

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5 Must See Mayan Sites in Belize

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The Huffington Post has another article that features 3 of Cayo's Mayan archaeological sites.  Cahal Pech, Caracol, and Xunantunich are featured in this easy to read article from Larry Waight.

 

"Archaeologists affirm that Belize was once the center of the Mayan civilization because of the country's varied flora and fauna and abundance of marine life, which was favorable to the growth of the population.  Between 250 AD to 900 AD, over one million Mayan people lived in present day Belize, and today a treasure trove of sacred caves, beautiful palaces and ball courts can be found in ancient Mayan cities throughout Belize."

 


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Belize, a city that was home to over a million between 250 and 900 A.D., was once the center of the Mayan civilization. Favorable living conditions were made possible thanks to the varied flora & fauna and abundant marine life nearby. Five of the Belize's must-see temples include: Xunantunich, Caracol, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha and Lamanai.

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Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse? Deforestation and Climate Change

Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse? Deforestation and Climate Change | Maya Civilization | Scoop.it
A severe drought, exacerbated by widespread logging, appears to have triggered the mysterious Mayan demise (Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse?

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Collapse of Mayan Civilization Traced to Dry Spells

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"...The collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization may have been linked to relatively modest dry spells, researchers now say..."


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What The Ancient Maya Can Teach Us About Living Well - Huffington Post

What The Ancient Maya Can Teach Us About Living Well - Huffington Post | Maya Civilization | Scoop.it
What The Ancient Maya Can Teach Us About Living Well Huffington Post The Maya civilization thrived for six centuries through areas that are now Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas are in Mexico, as well as parts of Belize,...
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