10 Surprising Facts About the Mayans

#7. Excellent Medical Practices

You must have heard the word ‘shaman’! But did you know that shamans were not just known for their sorcery, but they also had vast medical knowledge. Mayans had an amazing blend of body, religion, science and ritual in their medical practices. Only a selected few could practise these and these men were called shamans. They were known to act as a medium between physical and spirit world.

#8. Precious Teeth

Mayans had a bright smile, quite literally! They would insert precious gemstones into their teeth as it was considered fashionable for people of all classes. This was done by drilling a hole in the teeth with a hand-held drill and inserting the gemstone in it and allowing it to set in via a natural glue.

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