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The Mayans

The Mayans

The Mayans are a Mesoamerican (the region between central Mexico and northern Costa Rica) civilization known for their fully-developed written language, art and architecture and math and astronomical systems.

More recently, they’ve become better known for their calendar system which is notable for it’s accuracy, but also because the long form of the calendar somewhat mysteriously ends on December 21st, 2012. It probably doesn’t help that the 21st is also the winter solstice — meaning is has the shortest day and longest night of the year.

Take the quiz below to learn more about the Mayan culture and watch the video of Julian’s trip to Chichen Itza, a city built by the Mayans, to learn more about what some believe is the Mayans big prediction.

The Mayan Civilization

Test your knowledge of this ancient culture.

Did this ancient culture predict the end of the world?

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