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Mayan. The Aztecs. The Incas.

  • Mysterious Inca Treasures in Poland

    Exotic tracks on the border of Poland and Slovakia. " Attention, ghost! " & ndash; warns with a directional sign on the rise to Nijitsa Castle. Schoolchildren, who mainly visit the castle, take pictures in front of him as a keepsake. Ghost & ndash; this is the spirit of the Inca pri...

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  • WRITTEN MAYA. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

    It is hardly possible to find another area of ​​scientific research, in which, with so much effort expended the results of the work would be as miserable as when trying to decipher the Maya script. The essence of the problem lies not in the fact that we are completely incomprehensible to the cont...

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  • Giant masks pushed the Mayans back centuries

    Giant masks decorated with fangs of gods found in the lower reaches of Guatemala showed that a developed Mayan culture spread in this region hundreds of years earlier than scientists thought. A pair of masks dated 150 BC were excavated from the earth in the ancient city of Sival. Archaeologist F...

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  • Ancient mummies found in Peru

    Ancient mummies were found in Peru during archaeological excavations, scientists believe that their age exceeds 1 thousand years. A huge cemetery was discovered in the suburbs of the Peruvian capital. Most of the burials, according to preliminary data, belong to the Inca civilization. Experts s...

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  • Mayan Pyramids

    Archaeologists have worked hard in areas of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala where then the Maya civilization came about Mayan culture reached its peak in the VIII century: in those days, at least five million people lived on and around Yucatan, and possibly three to four times as many. By...

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  • Aztec Architecture

    On the night of February 21, 1978, in the heart of Mexico City, on the corner of Guatemala and Argentina , the workers of the urban electricity company were doing earthworks. After breaking through a thick concrete pavement and penetrating the ground by two meters, they suddenly came across a lay...

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  • Aztecs. Montezuma's warlike subjects

    For two or three millennia BC until the fateful year of the invasion of Europeans (1519 year, or 1st year of reed, according to the local kalen & shy; give) in the vast expanses of Mexico, many different civilizations have changed. They took turns rising, like waves at sea, and, like waves, disap...

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  • THE AZTEC STATE: POWER STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE AND LAW

    If the fact that ancient Aztec society has reached the level of state organization is practically universally accepted in modern literature, a concrete understanding of the essence of the state has generated a wide variety of opinions. So, several definitions of the historical type of the Aztec s...

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  • Aztecs through the Ages: First Origins and the Beginning of History

    The Aztecs, the creators of the famous state, also known as tenochki or meshes, were one of many the peoples who inhabited ancient Mexico on the eve of the Spanish conquest. However, when the first Europeans (first conquistadors, then missionaries and officials) got acquainted with their past, it...

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  • Architectural Monuments and Mayan Sculpture

    According to most researchers, Mayan culture is one of the greatest achievements of mankind in ancient times. This civilization lasted almost a thousand years. Maya Indians were the first developed people of America, which the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the Western ...

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  • Cities of Maya and Aztecs

    A little over ten years ago - on October 12, 1992, one of the the most significant dates in the history of mankind — 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. There is a lot of hypothesis about when in the Western Hemisphere, in the Americas, on numerous islands a person appeared alon...

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  • Inca Cities

    « Gold » — this is the magic word, « which drove the Spaniards across the Atlantic Ocean; gold — this is what the first thing the white demanded was as soon as he stepped on the newly discovered shore ». This irresistible desire for gold caused even some ama...

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  • SECRETS MACHU PIKCHU

    Researches conducted by scientists in the 20th century revealed that the peoples of Peru were their Spaniards in the XVI century., had a great knowledge in the field of culture, astronomy, architecture, construction, medicine, agriculture and in other areas of life, differing from European. A num...

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  • Astronomy and Mayan Calendar

    Mayan astronomers observed the celestial bodies from stone observatories that were in many cities & mdash ; Tikale, Kopan, Palenque, Chichen Itza ... Among them Karakol is especially notable for its size — Observatory in the city of Chichen Itza. « Karakol » translated from Sp...

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  • Maya Indians

    They came from the north, and even the word « north » — « shaman » in their language — associated with the concept of "ancient", “left behind” and. It is difficult to say with certainty when the Mayan Indians first settled the land of Guatemala and Honduras,...

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  • Arrival of the Only Inca

    From the Peruvian legend Chimpa lay on the worn hide of a llama at the very exit of the cave and stroked the feathers of Mighty Ru. The breeze lazily stirred the tongues of the fire, blowing warmth over a person and a bird. Inside the cave, in gray dry twilight, grass and ragged llama cacti chewe...

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  • Mysteries of the Nazca Desert

    Thanks to aviation, mysterious drawings of huge sizes were accidentally discovered on the earth's surface in the 20th century. The most famous today are drawings in the Nazca desert (Peru). The mystery of these drawings lies in the incomprehensibility of their purpose, in the obscurity of the peo...

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  • Civilization history

    Inca is an Indian tribe that lived in Peru and created an extensive empire shortly before the Spanish conquest centered in Cuzco, in the Peruvian Andes. The Inca Empire, one of two empires that existed in the New World during the time of Columbus (the other is Aztec), extended from north to south...

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  • Mayan secrets unraveled!

    1959 year. Young Ian Graham loads a bag of luggage on several mules & ndash; food, mosquito nets, camera, machete & ndash; and hires a group of Guatemalans to take him through the overgrown passages in the jungle, which they have done collecting chickles for chewing gum. The group sneaks throug...

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  • Mayan internecine wars

    The war between rival city-states could lead to the death of the once great Mayan civilization, say scientists who recently found hieroglyphic inscriptions on stone steps of the pyramid at Dos Pilas in Guatemala. This finding is able to force scientists to rewrite history textbooks: what was once...

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  • Mayan descendants country

    The history of the Mayan civilization is perhaps one of the most mysterious in the world. This is the story of the discovery of pre-Columbian America. The history of a civilization that has taken out of nowhere and disappeared into nowhere. This is a mystery. Maya from Altai For Maya, God is eve...

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  • Scientists have found the ancient Aztec city on the outskirts of Mexico City.

    Archaeologists have discovered previously unknown remains of the ancient Aztec capital in a suburb of Mexico City. Scientists believe that this find will shed light on the history of the mysterious civilization of pre-Columbian America. Chapultepec Castle, built in the XVIII century as the residen...

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  • DISCOVERY OF MAYA CIVILIZATION. Part 2

    DISCOVERY OF MAYA CIVILIZATION: a wrecked ship in the green sea of ​​the jungle ... Making their way between trees and creepers, Stephens and Caservwood climb the stairs. From the top of the pyramid, an incomparable view opens before them ... Through the interweaving of the plants, the ruins of th...

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  • Aztecs

    Before the arrival of the Spaniards at the beginning of the 16th century, the Aztecs inhabited a vast territory & ndash; approximately 200 thousand square meters. km & ndash; and their number was 5-6 million people. The Aztec empire extended from northern Mexico to Guatemala and from the Pacifi...

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  • In Peru, a temple of the Incan predecessors

    In Peru, the ruins of an ancient temple, which may have been built before the advent of the Inca empire, were discovered. According to BBC News, the temple is located within the famous ancient fortress of Saksayhuaman near the Incan city of Machu Picchu. According to archaeologists, the temple was ...

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  • The ancient Incas were skilled surgeons

    It has long been known that the ancient Incas did craniotomy. Now scientists have found out how successful those operations were. Specialists analyzed the remains found in the Cusco region, the Inca capital, and found that craniotomy was performed at a high level, the infection spread was quite lo...

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  • Inca Empire

    Incas (more correctly Inca) are the creators of one of the most ancient civilizations in South America. Originally an Indian tribe of the Quechua language family, who lived in the territory of modern Peru in the XI-XIII centuries, later the ruling layer, as well as the supreme ruler in the Tauanti...

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  • Inca art

    Gold was undoubtedly the most desirable catch for the invading Spaniards. But among the Incas, fabrics were considered the most valuable treasure, this was explained by the complexity of their production. Many segments of the population were involved in the manufacture of clothing, starting with ...

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  • Inca clergy hierarchy

    The Incas had a lot of gods, and their pantheon was constantly expanding as they conquered everything new peoples whose pagan idols migrated to the territory of a growing empire. Viracoce was worshiped as the creator of the universe, but, according to popular belief, he transferred his daily powe...

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  • Inca Army

    Before the arrival of the Spaniards, it was the strongest and most numerous army in South America. Every man between the ages of 25 and 50 years old had to serve military service for five years. The Incas could quickly assemble an army of tens of thousands of people. On the territory of the empi...

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  • Inca Highway Network

    As remarkable as stone cities, royal shelters and warehouses, and other administrative buildings, there was also a network of trunk roads linking all this together. Any Inca ruler could easily go around all of his possessions from Ecuador to Chile, and, with the exception of a few cases when he h...

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  • The fall of the Inca Empire

    Francisco Pissarro arrived in America in 1502 in search of happiness. He served seven years in the Caribbean, participating in military campaigns against the Indians. In 1524, Pissarro, together with Diego de Almagro and the priest Hernando de Luke, organized an expedition through the undiscovered...

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  • Ica Stones

    A resident of Peru, Dr. Cabrera has been collecting in the vicinity of the small town of Iki, located in 150 kilometers from the Nazca desert, a collection of oval stones - from very small, fist-sized, to hundred-kilogram boulders. The entire surface of these finds is dotted with shallow, stylize...

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  • Easter Island Statues

    Easter Island (Rapanui) (Pascua, Rapa Nui), a volcanic island in the eastern Pacific, 165.5 square kilometers. Height up to 539 meters. Belongs to Chile. The population is about 2 thousand people. Fishing Sheep breeding. Remains of a vanished culture of the Polynesians (stone sculpture, tablet...

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