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What Brought The Mayan Reign To An End ?

Posted on Thursday, 7 August, 2003 | Comment icon 7 comments

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"From 200 BC onwards, the semi-tropical rainforest in the Petén region of Guatemala and the border areas of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador were the original natural home of the Mayans."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by emmy on 7 August, 2003, 14:57
Its weird how so many civilisations such as the mayans, incas, romans etc have just come to an end.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Althalus on 7 August, 2003, 18:44
I know, You would have thought that all of these ancient civilizations would have been better able to protect against this type of thing, the frightening ease with which they collapsed makes you wonder how long our one has left.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Homer on 7 August, 2003, 20:57
I was thinking that also. It seems no matter how advanced we become, we are still quite fragile in that sense. Thanks for the article SaRuMaN
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aslan on 7 August, 2003, 21:04
Yes, interesting article. I wonder if it was the insularity of the Mayans that caused their downfall, and it also makes yoy wonder how many sizeable civilizations have vanished in the past with little or no record of their existence.
Comment icon #5 Posted by PurpleStuart on 7 August, 2003, 22:47
Aslan - yeah, thats what precisely facinates me
Comment icon #6 Posted by PurpleStuart on 7 August, 2003, 22:50
Good article - i remember seeing documentaries about the same theory, lack of water leading to internal strife which allowed other cultures to take prominance
Comment icon #7 Posted by snuffypuffer on 7 August, 2003, 23:21
So what's gonna happen to us? I mean, our society is more or less global, so it'd be a bit harder for our system to collapse. But it's possible, makes you think.

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