An introduction to the ancient Maya

Find out who the ancient Maya were, where they lived and what they did.

What was life like for the ancient Mayas?

Explore what life was like for the ancient Mayas including: family roles, what type of jobs they did and what their diets were like.

What remains of the ancient Maya?

Take a look at some of the things that still remain of the ancient Maya.

What happened to the Mayas?

Discover what happened to the Maya people and explore some possible causes for their decline.

What games did the Mayas play?

Find out about the famous Maya ball game and learn the importance of this game to the ancient Mayas.

Why was farming so important to the Mayas?

Discover which foods the ancient Mayas grew and the importance of farming to their civilisation.

What did the ancient Maya believe in?

Learn about some of the Maya gods and discover what each of them meant to the ancient Mayas.

Who was Pakal the great?

Explore the life of K'inich Janaab Pakal, the longest reigning Maya king in history.

Ancient Maya quiz

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