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The Mayan civilization habited a region known as Mesoamerica, the territory now comprised of five southeastern states of Mexico that are, Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco andYucatan, and Central America, in the current territories of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, with a history of about 3,000 years.
There was believed; the Mayancivilization never "disappeared." At least, not completely, as their descendants still live in the region and many of them speak one of the languages of the Mayan family.
The Mayans were bigbuildings, big cities like Nakbé, El Mirador, San Bartolo, Cival, many other sites in the area.
The most notable monuments are the pyramids they built in their religious sites, alongwith the palaces of their rulers and palaces, places of government and residence of the nobles, the highest found so far Cancun in southern Petén many of whose structures weredecorated with mural paintings and stucco decorations.
Their religion was polytheistic which means that the believed in various gods at the same time.
One of the features that thisculture stands out is their ball game. The Maya conceived the game of baseball as a ritual. This is a rite of initiation, death and rebirth that legitimate military action and politicalpower.
The object was to pass it by a thin ring that was placed in one of the walls of the playing field even today is practiced in Guatemala in its ritual form and Mexico into a newform of expression or purely sporting tourist.
In schools for the sons of rulers or of high position in the social hierarchy were taught the projection of public works, politicalorganization, the creation of scientific knowledge (mathematics, astronomy, chronology, medicine), and conservation through of a developed writing the history of the ruling lineages.