Michigan State University Anthropologist says ancient Maya collected trophies made from human skulls

According to Gabriel D. Wrobel, Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University, two trophy skulls, discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once powerful Classic Maya civilization. The defleshed and painted human skulls, meant to be worn around the neck as pendants, were buried with a […]

Investigation reveals that the ancient Maya had ‘super highways’ centuries ago

A new high-tech study has revealed nearly 1,000 ancient Maya settlements, including 417 previously unknown cities linked by what may be the world’s first highway network and hidden for millennia by the dense jungles of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is the latest discovery of roughly 3,000-year-old Maya centers and related infrastructure, according to […]

Trophies made from human skulls found in ancient Maya city archaeological site

By Gabriel D. Wrobel, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University Two trophy skulls, discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once-powerful Classic Maya civilization. The defleshed and painted human skulls, meant to be worn around the neck as pendants, were buried with a […]

The Pyramid of Kukulcan: Chichen Itza’s most famous landmark (VIDEO)

Situated in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is the most famous, most visited, and most impressive of the country’s many Mayan sites. This is somewhat ironic because its most famous structures do not have typical Classic Mayan architecture but show strong influences from other civilizations from Central Mexico. While the scorching sun and teeming crowds […]

Izamal: the famous “Yellow Town” in Yucatan (VIDEO)

Izamal, Yucatán Carlos Sanchez Pereyra/Getty Images Imagine a town where every building is painted in golden yellow and where the cultures from the past blend together. That’s the uniqueness of Izamal. Pre-Hispanic constructions coexist with colonial architecture and invite visitors to discover how they’ve nurtured their culture. There’s an important Mayan religious center and recently […]