The Lost World of the Maya
First transmitted in 1972. Archaeologist, Eric Thompson who spent his life studying the ancient Maya and living with their descendants, guides Magnus Magnusson around Mayan sites and meanings.The golden age of the Maya was from 300 to 900AD and this programme takes a look at their stone artefacts, buildings, system of writing and religious rites, including human sacrifice. It also addresses contemporary problems, such as the looting of archaeological sites.
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