Like the Egyptians, the Mayas are well known for pyramids, which vary in shape depending on where they were built. The Maya occupied the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

The civilization was formed as early as 1500 BC. About AD 300 to 900  the major ceremonial centers including Palenque, Tikal, and Copán were mysteriously abandoned.

The Mayan religion centered around the worship of  many nature gods. Their amazing architecture remain as great ruins at centers they used for religious ceremonies, including Palenque, Uxmal,  Copán, Tikal and Chichén Itzá.



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