Exploring Maya Civilization

The Maya culture was one of the most powerful and longest lasting civilizations in the history of the world. For thousands of years, they dominated the Yucat√°n peninsula in Central America. The Maya were fierce warriors who practiced human sacrifice, but they were also scholars, writers, mathematicians, astronomers, and artists. They developed a complex and accurate calendar system, a the only true writing writing system in the Americas, and a base-20 number system including zero (one of only a few cultures in history to discover it!) Come learn about the Maya – the ancient builders of Mesoamerica.