Mayan Empire Fun Facts:

  • The Mayan people desired some unnatural physical characteristics for their children. For instance, at a very young age boards were pressed on babies’ foreheads to create a flattened surface. Also hanging objects in front of babies to permanently make them cross-eyed! These process were widespread among the upper class.
  • The Mayan culture reached from Mexico into Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and lasted for over 3,500 years.
  • The island city of Tayasal is considered as the last independent Mayan Kingdom and it existed until 1696. Finally it was submitted to the Spanish rule, after which the existence of all original ancient Mayas were mysteriously eradicated and no one knows exactly why.
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