History of The Maya

The ancient Maya emerged from barbarism probably during the first or second century of the Common Era; at least their earliest dated monuments cannot be ascribed to a more remote period. How long a time had been required for the development of their complex calendar...

Mayan Paintings

The Mayan art, particularly the Mayan paintings were all depiction of the cultures and traditions of this once great civilization in Mesoamerica. Of course, other early civilizations may also have their paintings and sculpture depict their earlier lifestyle. But, the...

Images of Chitzen Itza

All of the images on this page may be freely copied and used as long as all copies used retain the watermark, “www.mayanoriginals.com” in the lower right corner. Wall engravings Great ball Court Chitzen Itza Temple of Warriors Temple of Warriors seen from...
Habitat of the Maya

Habitat of the Maya

Generally speaking, the Maya were a lowland people, inhabiting the Atlantic coast plains of southern Mexico and northern Central America. The southern part of this region is abundantly watered by a network of streams, many of which have their rise in the Cordillera,...

Maya and The Number Seven

Nearly all the monuments of Yucatan bear evidence that the Mayas had a predilection for number seven. Since we find that their artificial mounds were composed of seven superposed platforms; that the city of Uxmal contained seven of these mounds; that the north side of...

A Selection of Mayan Vocabulary

Akuml means “place of the turtle” Alux, h’lox, or more fully h’loxkatob. The meaning is “the strong clay images.” Atole. Nahuan atolli, or atlaolli. Corn-meal gruel. Balám. Tiger or mountain-lion. The word was applied also to a...
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