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Maya Civilization

Long before the Aztecs made their mark in Mesoamerica, there was the Maya civilization. Join Tim and Moby as they explore this highly advanced pre-Columbian culture. You’ll learn why the Maya civilization wasn’t exactly an empire, but still constituted a unified culture. You’ll also find out about the Maya script, the only complete written language developed by indigenous Americans! Plus, Tim will describe the role of religion in Maya society, explaining how it drove advances in architecture, math, art, and astronomy. Finally, you’ll get a picture of how the Mayas were slowly subdued by the Spanish empire. Will Tim’s report on the Mayas succeed in appeasing the god of maize? Watch and see!

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