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5 Facts About Mayans

Here are 5 facts about Mayans

  • The Maya is a South American civilization noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas
  • The period circa 250–900 AD witnessed the peak of large-scale construction and urbanism as well as developments in art
  • The Maya centers of the southern lowlands went into decline during the 8th and 9th centuries and were abandoned soon after, no satisfactory explanation has been given for this collapse
  • During the 10th to the early 16th century development in the northern centers continued
  • Today the Maya and their descendants form sizable populations throughout the original Maya area
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