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Ancient History

The Maya (#111)

The Mayas are best known for their spectacular architecture that made up their city centers, but they are also the most misunderstood of the great ancient civilizations. First, they were not the blood thirsty warrior society as they often portrayed; and second, they were the world's first environmental farmers, creating a thriving agricultural society on poor land through advanced farming techniques and a profound sensitivity to their environment. [41 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This sweeping series provides a new perspective to the growth and development of several significant ancient cultures. Unique accomplishments, innovative governance and incredible developments in architecture, empire building and culture are highlighted.

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