9 Unbelievable Facts About The Mayans That Might Surprise You

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As Arid Durant once said “a great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within,” it turns out that there is more to the vast and mysterious Mayan civilization than what is being vaguely understood by most people. From the Yucatan in the north to Honduras in the south, Belize in the east, and Mexico City in the west, the ruins of Mesoamerica (many of which are over a thousand years old) continue to intrigue and fascinate archaeologists and researchers worldwide. In an attempt to help you decipher the profound history of the Mayans, we piece together astonishing facts about the Mayans- a civilization that developed its own written language, architecture as well as mathematical and astronomical system. Here are 9¬†unbelievable facts about the Mayans that might surprise you

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Perhaps the only ones outside the Babylonian system, the Mayans are believed to be the first recorded civilization to have used the number 0 as a place holder. Indian mathematicians later extended the use of the numerical to that of a mathematical value in computations.

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