The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called 'Mesoamerica'. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America.
Even though they lived in different cities, ruled by different kings and queens, the Mayas shared a lot of common beliefs and traditions.
They were experts at reading the stars and even built their cities as a map of the sky! They were also inspired by the creatures of the forest and shared many legends about animals, plants and nature spirits.
In ancient Maya times, children had very different lives to today. They dressed differently and their homes were much smaller.
Adults worked as farmers, warriors, hunters, builders, teachers and many other things. Children from noble families could learn maths, science, writing and astronomy, but poorer children were only taught their parents’ jobs.
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