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Fate of the Maya

Fate of the Maya

Image of a Mayan temple.

Visit the classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and to predict seasonal and astronomical events. Explore pyramids towering above the rainforest, designed as observatories to follow the Sun. Learn how the Maya went extinct following volcanic eruptions, drought, and famine.