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Na Maya/The Maya

Light-hearted look at historic civilisations and their inventions. Travel back to Maya civilisation with Calum, Kerry Anne and the History Hunters.

Siubhail air ais gu saoghal treubh nam Maya cuide ri Calum, Kerry Anne is na Sealgairean Spòrsail. Le fiosrachadh annasach agus beò-dhealbhaidhean, chì sinn buaidh innleachdan bho shean air ar saoghal an-diugh..

Travel back to Maya civilisation as Calum, Kerry Anne and the History Hunters continue to bring history to life with fun facts, animations and experiments which show how inventions and discoveries from ancient times helped shape our everyday lives.

Deep in the rainforests of Central America, in countries like Mexico, Guatemala and Belize lived a tribe called the Maya. They created a sophisticated alphabet, had manuscripts called codices and clever ways to count; even inventing the zero.

The Maya had a complete writing system - picture symbols called hieroglyphs. Today, our History Hunters are on a mission to create a Mayan-style coded message that will tell their friends how to find their cubby house.

The Maya were also famous for their pottery. They didn't have modern technology and relied on basic tools and the History Hunters have to use similar methods to create their own pots.

In the studio, Calum and Kerry Anne make Maya music from vegetables and turn beans into a treat we still love today.

24 minutes



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