The Mayan’s preceded and outlived the Aztecs by hundreds of thousands of years and are one of the great pre-Colombian Central American civilisations. Even to do this day, Mayans can be found in the Yucantan peninsula in Mexico. Here are 25 facts that may surprise you about the people and their culture.
25. Despite dating back to 500BC, in many rural parts of Guatemala and Mexico, the original Mayan language and their way of life has still been preserved.