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Mundo Maya Online is chockfull of illustrated articles about various aspects of Mayan history and culture. Learn about the Mayan calendar, read Mayan legends, explore Mayan history, archaeology and the natural environment they thrived in. Mundo Maya also has articles about the daily life of the modern Mayans and the handicrafts they make.
posted by Kattullus (10 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Note: Some of these articles are badly copyedited, to say the least. What's weird is that it's only some of them.
posted by Kattullus at 12:15 PM on July 24, 2008


Thank you for this! It's random, I know, but I was looking for some information along these lines.
posted by Nattie at 12:32 PM on July 24, 2008


You know, after watching a documentary on deciphering Mayan heiroglyphs, I was considering doing a post like this. Now I don't have to!

Oh, and you can even Write your name in Mayan.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 12:53 PM on July 24, 2008


Well, I saw the new Indiana Jones movie last night, so I know that the Mayans are descended from space aliens.
posted by goethean at 12:59 PM on July 24, 2008


Man, Kattullus. You're really on fire. Thanks for the string of spectacular posts.
posted by ibmcginty at 2:18 PM on July 24, 2008


Well, I saw the new Indiana Jones movie last night, so I know that the Mayans are descended from space aliens.

Sorry for any derailment, but did I miss something about that movie (I did watch a vid capture online because I don't like going to the movie theaters) or did they have Mayans in Peru? Because I'm no expert, but I don't think the Maya made it that far south into Inca country.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:36 PM on July 24, 2008


Burhanistan: no, they only stretched as far as modern Honduras & el Salvador. Nowhere south of the Panama isthmus. I'd have to dig up my histories, but I'm not sure they even had any contact with or awareness of the Inca civilisations.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:43 PM on July 24, 2008


also, agreed - an amazing output of great posts, Kattullus. thanks!
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:44 PM on July 24, 2008


Burhanistan: yes, the movie incorrectly had Mayas in Peru, in Iquitos in fact.
posted by goethean at 9:14 AM on July 25, 2008


Rewriting history! Iniquitous!
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:31 PM on July 25, 2008


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