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Ancient Maya Metropolis | NOVA

Maya Pyramid
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Maya pyramid at Lamanai, Belize

Wed. Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Explore great ancient Maya cities and why their inhabitants abandoned them.

The ancient Maya built large complex cities with towering pyramids and temples that served as centers for a thriving civilization across Central America for centuries. Why, around 750 CE, did they begin to abandon many of their major cities?

Archeologists investigate dramatic new evidence of the catastrophic droughts and instability that pushed cities beyond their limits. The evidence also testifies to the survival and resilience of the Maya people, whose traditions and creativity continue to enrich the world today.

Watch this episode at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.

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