Sunday, March 18, 2012

The history of the Maya

Mayans, a civilization of Mesoamerican culture has a significant progress. Architecture, art, astronomy has dominated up since early civilization. Popular name of this tribe back at prophecies of doom associated with the Mayan calendar calculations. Although there was a lot of understanding about the miskonsep.

Some facts below describes the nation with a great super civilization in the past.

Mayans have become extinct

Many people think the Mayans lived the story of history. In fact, there are more than seven million descendants of the Maya living in their homes, many of whom have managed to preserve the remains of an ancient cultural heritage. Even some still talk to each other with the Maya language.
Their largest populations currently inhabiting the Mexican states of Yucat√°n, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Chiapas, and in Central American countries Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras and western El Salvador.

Ancient Mayan treatments have a complex mix between mind, body, religion, ritual, and science. Physician or the ancient Maya shaman acts as a medium between the visible world and the spirit world.
However, the shaman also has medical knowledge in the treatment process, so not a mere mystical matters. For example: wound stitched with human hair, making dental prostheses from jade and others.

The sacrifice of the blood
Ever watch the movie Apocalypto tells the story of Jaguar Paw lunge finish off his hunters? In one scene looks human sacrifice to their gods. In fact, this ritual is still practiced today. Although human blood has been replaced with chicken blood.


Mayans often use plants that evoke hallucinations as part of their ritual. Plants such as peyote, the morning glory, mushrooms until the tobacco used to be more easily connected with the spirit world as well as a pain reliever.

Collapse of the Maya

 Physically, the island city of Tayasal is the last Maya kingdom remained independent while other regions are ruled Spain since his arrival in the 16th century. Itza kingdom until handed over to the power of Spain on March 13, 1697.
Famous archaeological sites that can be visited is Chichen Itza. Interestingly, most of the land in the area owned by one family, while the government owns and manages the monument on it.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! And the photos are very very beautyful too!