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a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy

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To date the ancient ( Mayan civilization fascinates us with its belief system and architecture.
Considering the Mayans' reliance on agriculture, which included an intricate system of canals and reservoirs, this intense drought could have been disastrous to their wellbeing.
It's as wonderful an outcome as one could imagine: Young Mayans are beginning to assemble contemporary libraries of Mayan writings, capturing long-lost oral histories and reviving the powerful Mayan visual and plaster arts.
Mayans MC follows Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) and his life as a member of the Mayans motorcycle club -- a gang first introduced as the Sons' rivals on Sons of Anarchy.
Some familiar names and faces from the earlier drama factor in, but largely, "Mayans M.C." weaves its own saga as J.D.
class="MsoNormalIt's been a few years since the men of Sons of Anarchy said their gruesome goodbyes, and in September the spin-off of the popular drama series, centred around SAMCRO's frenemies, the Mayans Motorcycle Club, will premiere.
When conquistador Hernan Cortes began his conquest at Cozumel, he met Aguilar, who told the story of the sailors' capture, and -- having lived as a captive among the Mayans -- became a key translator for Cortes during the takeover of the Aztec empire.
The pyramids built by the Mayans are about 3000 years old, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions of Mexico.
Scholars know the Mayans had accurate observations of Venus, and Aldana could see that they were historical, not numerological.
The city dates from around AD750 and is heavily linked to the apocalypse-predicting Mayan calendar (2012 was never going to be problem, apparently it's 4000 we need to be concerned about) and the Mayans' spectacular party trick still draws thousands at the spring and autumn equinoxes to see the sun cast a shadow on the pyramid in the shape of Kukulcan.
Well as we are still here and a gigantic meteorite has not destroyed our planet, nor has some other apocalyptic event occurred, it would appear that the Mayans were a little off the mark with the end of their calendar and the world appears to still be spinning fairly unscathed.
The forebodings about the end of the world on December 21, 2012, according to the calendar of the Ancient Mayans, were fully justified because they were based on precise predictions about the events in contemporary Bulgaria around that date, scientists have found.
PLANET Earth survived to live another day - despite the Doomsday predictions of the Mayans.