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Calakmul is the site with more Jadeite masks.

This is one of the few Maya sites where tombs have been found containing offerings such as funeral masks made out of Jadeite...

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The Maya Calendar consists of two distinct calculations of time that take place simultaneously.

The 260-day sacred or ritual calendar (Tzolkin) and the 365-day solar calendario (Haab), are combined...

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The Chilam Balam of Chumayel is a story of catastrophe and renewal during the creation of the world.

In the Chilam Balam document, a story is told about the myth of creation that begins with the universe of gods of the Underworld inhabited by bees...

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Maize was prominent in the religious pantheon and in worship among the main precolumbine cultures.

Among the Mayas, their existed a god of maize, the third most frequently mentioned in the codices, who is always represented as a young man...

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The eternal voyage of the Sun between the heavens and the underworld.

The Xibalbá or underworld was considered the place where the ancestors live eternally and the place where...

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The sacred Ceiba illustrates the close relationship between life and death for the Maya.

Like all cultures in humanity, Mayas had their own interpretation of their environment...

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The Maya Cosmovision, Heaven, Earth, and Hell are described in the Popol Vuh.

The Maya Cosmovision is described in full detail in the magical text of the Mayas: the Popul Vuh (the Book of Advice)...

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The ball from the ballgame contained no air, like the current ones.

The participants in the ballgame required excellent physical condition and they had to protect their forearms, knees, hips and head...

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Green stones were more important than gold.

Jade represented life, fertility and power, which conferred upon the jewel a greater value than gold...

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