The Mayas (#108)
Viewers learn of the elusive Maya civilization—from Mayan jaguar worship, Mayan gods who required human and animal sacrifice, and Mayan mathematicians who understood the use of “zero” hundreds of years before Arab mathematicians did. The intricacies of the Mayan calendar and Mayan glyphs are also explained. Comparisons are made between the timelines of the Mayas, the Crusades, and the European Renaissance. [19 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Based on a series of books, the Time Compass uses innovative and stylized animation to portray significant historical events and transport the viewer through time to ancient civilizations from around the world. From simple inventions to influencing our modern government, these societies have shaped the way we live today.
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