The Mayans lived in Mesoamerica around the years 2600 B.C.-900 A.D. During this time, they made calendars, wrote hieroglyphics and carved stone slabs  that resemble totem poles called stelae. The Mayans also developed astronomy, the first calendars and their own writing. The Mayans are known for their pyramids. They lived on the Yucatan peninsula and some of the land around it. Around 900 A.D. the Mayans suddenly stopped carving stelae, stopped making calendars and abandoned their cities. Some thrived until the early sixteenth century. No one knows what happened perhaps a famine or a war occurred.

People from all over the world go to see the ruins in Mexico and surrounding countries drawn by the infamous pyramids. The lost Mayan city of Mirador holds the largest known pyramid by volume in the world. 


This is a kids site that tells about the Mayans.

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