ancient Maya established their cities in the rainforest,
played games that went
on for days,
and are famous for their knowledge of the stars. The idea of
time fascinated them.
They chewed gum, filed
their teeth and raised bees without stingers.
Like the Egyptians, they built pyramids, often elaborately
adorned with murals and elaborate architectural details. Visit
section to learn more about them
Scholars agree the Maya were the most advanced of
all ancient Mesoamerican cultures The Maya originated in Yucatan
in Mexico, the area around the resort beach city of Cancun is today.