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The Best Resources For Learning About The Maya

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Yesterday, archeologists announced the discovery of Mayan art and calculations on walls of a collapsed room. Because of the big “media splash” made by the announcement, and because of my own personal interest in the Maya (I’ve visited many Mayan ruins throughout Central America), I thought I’d make a quick related “The Best..” list.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The Maya:

Mayan calendar: excavation reveals mural of ancient calculations – interactive comes from The Guardian.

Mayan Kids

Maya Rise and Fall is from National Geographic.

The Mesoamerican Ballgame

Maya Adventures

When It Comes to Water, We’re All Maya Now
is from National Geographic.

Mesoamerican Pyramids Photo Gallery is from The History Channel.

Here’s a History Channel video on Chichen Itza:

Smithsonian has a slideshow on Tikal.

El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya
is another slideshow from The Smithsonian.

And, of course, I have to include resources on the supposed Mayan “end of the world” prediction:

2012 doomsday Mayan calendar interactive countdown clock is from The Sun Sentinel.

The Long Count is an interactive from The New York Times, with an accompanying article.

The World Won’t End in 2012 is a video of Neil DeGrasse Tyson:

Living Maya Time is from the Smithsonian.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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  1. Thanks for sharing these super resources. Next time that you are here in Mexico on a Mayan adventure, please look me up! –Frank

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