Mayan ruins

The Mayan civilization was amongst the superior as well as urbane cultures in the western part of the world before the advent of European explorers. This civilization is set to have prospered amid 300 and 900 AD and at one time comprised of more than 40 cities that were scattered across southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, as well as northern Belize. Some of the most impressive ruins of these ancient cities can be visited even today, amongst which many of these Mayan ruins have been voted as World Heritage Sites.

The Mayan ruins comprise of several splendid stone temples as well as pyramids that were above all ceremonial focal points for the inhabitants. Majority of the inhabitants of the Mayan cities resided in rural parts and engaged themselves in farming who took the guidance of priests of the cities for every purpose inclusive of direction on the best days to sow, yield, and even get married. The Mayan inhabitants are celebrated for their remarkable understanding of mathematics as well as astronomy, which constituted an integral part of their religious ceremonies. These Mayan inhabitants were acknowledged for the practice of human sacrifice that was considered an appropriate measure to appease and nourish the native Gods.

Some of the noteworthy Mayan ruins are inclusive of Chichen Itza, Kabah, Tulum, Palenque, Copan, Uxmal, Sayil and Tikal.  

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