Mayan Background

Represented by 6 million Maya people currently living in Guatemala, Southern Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras, the Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization whose history goes as far back as 1800 BC. Maya people are famous for their advanced architecture – stepped pyramids and temples, success in mathematics, astronomy and developing the Mayan calendar, but mainly for their elaborate hieroglyphic writing system – a combination of phonetic symbols and logograms. They created their own mythology, believed in cyclical nature of time and human

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