Like the Egyptians, the Mayas are well known for pyramids,
which vary in shape depending on where they were built. The Maya
occupied the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.
The civilization was formed as early as 1500 BC.
About AD 300 to 900 the major ceremonial centers including
Palenque, Tikal, and Copán were mysteriously abandoned.
The Mayan religion centered around the worship of
many nature gods. Their amazing architecture remain as great
ruins at centers they used for religious ceremonies, including Palenque,
Tikal and Chichén