Documentary: ‚Ancient Maya – The Tools of Astronomy‘

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The sky was so important for Maya civilization that their whole architecture and art evolved around it.

Image source. The temple of one of the main Mayan god, Kukulkan. Location: Chichen ItzaImage source. The temple of one of the main Mayan god, Kukulkan. Location: Chichen Itza.

The temple was designed to keep track of the sun. It has lasted more than three thousand years. The design, shape and orientation relates to the Maya religion. The land was so flat that the only way the Maya could get a clear view of the horizon, was to build tall. In other words; they built their own mountain. 

Image source. Image source. Kukulkan’s temple.

The temple was designed to keep track of the sun. It has lasted more than 3000 years. The design, shape and orientation relates to the Maya religion. The land was so flat that the only way the Maya could get a clear view of the horizon…

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