Maya World

10 Important Archaeological Sites in Guatemala

When you come to Guatemala, you probably don’t imagine the huge amount of activities that you can experience and the many archaeological sites that you can visit. We have created a list of places, that any good tourist must know in Guatemala.  1. Tikal Nothing you can read – and there certainly has been...

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Idiomas Mayas: Protegiendo la Herencia Indígena de Guatemala

Guatemala is a fascinating, vibrant country full of contrasts, and home to ladinos, foreign immigrants, and (at around 60% of the total population) a huge number of Mayan and non-Mayan indigenous people. It is a country steeped in traditions that are celebrated through music, food, clothes, art, religion, daily life….and through the rich cultural...

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The Xinca

The smallest and most mysterious of Guatemala’s four main ethnicities is the Xinca, a non-Mayan indigenous group that dominated the southeastern part of the country between 900 and 1100 C.E. Before the arrival of the Spanish, Xinca territory spanned from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the fertile highlands of Jalapa.   Even...

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Haab’

It’s another Mayan calendar known as the Haab’ Calendar Round (or Civil Cycle) which has 18 named months with 20 numbered days in each month; this makes a cycle of 360 days. To make the Haab’ equal the solar year of 365 days, the Maya added a 19th “month” of only five days, called...

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La Cuenta Larga

The third calendar of the Maya was what is now known as the Long Count. It keeps track of the days that have passed since a starting date in the distant past (which corresponds to the Gregorian Calendar date of September 6, 3114 B.C.). Currently the Long Count is more than 1.87 million days....

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The Era of The Light

There are many different theories about the end of the world. One of them is extrapolated from the Mayan culture. The Maya have been closely identified with the cosmos and time, and their Long Count Calendar – which records 1,872,000 days or about 5,125 1/3 years, and started on August 11th, 3114 BCE –...

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13 B’ak’tun

We celebrate the Mayan culture, their calendar, and the new B’ak’tun with two articles and a stunning collection of photography. The first article deciphers the beautifully intricate and accurate Mayan calendar, decoding its enigma into easily understandable cycles. The second article examines the significance of the “end date” of the Long Count calendar –...

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2012: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”

  And whether or not you “feel fine” probably depends on whether or not you believe it really is the end. Or, if you just think the Mayas ran out of space on that stone tablet they used to carve their calendar. Or, if you’re placing emphasis on the “as we know it” part....

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