Unformatted text preview: En Yucatán The Mayan civilization began in Central America does more than three thousand years and extended to the southeast of Mexico. Between it years 200 and 900 d.C., the Maya built enormous pyramids and majestic temples as their ceremonial centers in the three main cities of Chichén Itzá, Mayapán and Uxmal in the peninsula of Yucatan. This civilization did not have rival the the old one America. Chichén Itzá is respected as one of the most famous places of the peninsula of Yucatan. The Maya were large architects and animal and human figures statues sculptors, and in this archaeological zone can be found more than a hundred constructions. The Castle, a pyramid built between the years 200 and 900 d.C., is the highest construction of the city. Has 365 steps, one by each day of the year. The most important intellectual progresses than carried out were the writing with hieroglyphics, the invention of the zero, the compilation of historic events and the calendar. In many aspects, they were more advanced that the classical Greek culture,...
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- Spring '08
- Maya civilization, Chichen Itza, Maya peoples, Yucatan