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Ancient Maya Temples Acoustics

As anyone who has visited the ancient Mayan and Aztec sites in Mexico might have noticed, in most of the places the architecture of the buildings produce the effect of amplifying someones voice if they speak above a certain volume. It has been built into the buildings and walls and other structures. Recently researchers have looked into this phenomenon …

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Multi-Layered Mesoamerican Universe?

The multi-layered universe of the Mesoamerian culture has been taught and appears in books as if it has been proven. Jesper Nielsen’s article Dante’s heritage: questioning the multi-layered model of the Mesoamerican universe questions this notion. It appears the pre-conquest model of the universe was of the cardinal directions, the center, the upper world and …

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Early Mayan Writing

This vertical column of ancient Mayan glyphs was painted on stone found in a Guatemalan pyramid complex dating back to between 200 B.C. and 300 B.C. and show the Maya were writing at a complex level 150 years earlier than previously thought, though simple glyphs are dated to as early as 600 B.C. They were …

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The Book of the People: Popol Vuh

This book is now available in MesoAmericas.com Book Collection. To visit and read go to: http://www.mesoamericas.com/books/PolopVuh001.php This book, written shortly after the Spanish Conquest by a Quiché Indian who had learned to read and write Spanish, is generally known as the Popol Vuh, Popol Buj, Book of the Council, Book of the Community, the Sacred …

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