By Nikita Gordon History 27Pre European Latin America November 17, 2011
Lived in a large region that extended from Southern Mexico to some of Central America. Isolated from Europe and Asia. For the time period the Mayans achieved great success with civilization. Their Ancient Ruins were always such a mystery, but archeologist would began to unfold layers of history, that would tell an amazing story.
Archeologist have been traveling to the Ancient Ruins for decades trying to crack certain codes, hieroglyphs, artwork, carvings and paintings. In 1930 Archeologist, Tatiana Proskouriaff, worked mostly among men in this field, so most overlooked her work, but soon colleagues would realize all her hypothesis about the Mayans were true. After hard work her dates would fit her theories perfectly. Soon they would all start to unravel the Mayans Codes.
Soon Archeologist would start to understand what some of these symbols and hieroglyphs would mean, and start to understand how they lived, communicated, and what and who they believed in. Some ancient symbols and hieroglyphs revealed names of rulers and dates of which they ruled. Some carvings and pictures were objects that belonged to the royal court, king and queens. Other hieroglyphs show that the Maya people were dark, evil, neurotic, and graphic. Archeologist would soon discover that these paintings and symbols referred to the inner souls of the Mayans.
Hieroglyphs Carvings Paintings Symbols
The Mayans believed in offerings to their gods and ancestors. Hieroglyphs showed how they boasted about how many captives they had taken as offerings. Maya people also offered their own blood as contributions.
Archeologist soon would crack The Maya Code, and understand them as a whole. They would soon understand their religion, language, lifestyle, morals, and well being overall.
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