25 Unbelievable Facts About The Mayans That Might Surprise You

Posted by , Updated on June 4, 2017


The Mayan civilization was incredible! They had made incredible advancements in medicine, math, and even language. Both the Aztecs and Mayans were two of the great pre-Colombian Central American civilizations. However the Mayan civilization actually preceded and outlived the Aztecs! In fact, Mayans still live in the Yucatan peninsula today! Get ready, because you are about to read 25 unbelievable facts about the Mayans that might surprise you!

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Children were all named according to the day on which they were born

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A surprising Mayan fact is that Mayan medicine was actually quite advanced. They sutured wounds using human hair, filled teeth, and even made prosthesis

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Some Mayans today still practice blood sacrifice. Don't worry though, human sacrifice is no longer practiced...chickens only

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Mayans used painkillers taken from their natural environment in both religious rituals (as hallucinogenic drugs) and in medicine (as anesthetics)

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Just like the Aztecs, the Mayans were avid players of the "Mesoamerican Ballgame". Courts were found in all major cities and it was often associated with decapitation and sacrifice, possibly of the losing team.

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