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Water shortage may have led to demise of Maya civilisation

Something really drastic must have happened to the ancient Maya at the end of the Classic Period in the ninth century.

Ancient Mayan city had industrial salt processing plant

An industrial salt processing plant of the Maya pre-classic period in Guatemala, which once produced as much as 24,000 tonnes of salt annually, has been discovered.

`Ancient Mayans domesticated turkey 2,500 years ago`

The practice of buying a turkey for Christmas or Thanksgiving Day might have its origin in the ancient Mayan civilisation, as a new study has shown.

Mayans recorded history

Illiterate Maya people had a novel way of recording their histories - they buried family items and even relatives under their homes.

Ancient Mayans

Mayans may have had enough engineering know-how.

Mayans weren’t destroyers

Ancient Mayans had great appreciation for the environment.

2012 isn`t the end of the world, Mayans insist

Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it`s not the end of the world.

Or is it?