10 Surprising Facts About the Mayans

#9. Architecture

Mayan artwork and architecture is still considered to be one of the most sophisticated. They built massive temples, sculptures and stone pyramids.

#10. An unsolved Mystery

Nobody knows for sure what exactly caused the collapse of Mayan civilization after the 9th century. Various causes have been suggested as overpopulation, peasant revolt, foreign invasion, draught, epidemic, environmental disaster and collapse of key trade routes.

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