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Mesoamerican Pyramids(14 Photos)
Explore images of Mesoamerican pyramids from Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Tikal, Palenque and Uxmal. Learn about an ancient calendar as well.
Coroner's Report: Aztec Sacrifice
Coroner's Report: Aztec SacrificeVideo Clip (2:59)
Video Clip (2:59)
When Aztec priests made human sacrifices to their gods, they would tear out the victim's heart and hold it in the air. Would the heart really still be beating?
Chichen ItzaVideo Clip (4:35)
Video Clip (4:35)
This video clip from "Where Did It Come From?" explores the origins of the Temple of Chichen Itza, a Mayan pyramid in modern-day Mexico that features several unique features, including an echo designed to sound like a bird call.
Aqueducts of Palenque
Aqueducts of PalenqueVideo Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
This installment of "Wonders of Latin America" takes a look at the rise of the Mayan palace Palenque as well as the Mayan King Pacal.
The AztecsVideo Clip (1:20)
Video Clip (1:20)
Though they could build complex suspension bridges, the Aztecs could not ward off diseases brought over by the Spanish.
The MayansVideo Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance.
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In Latin America, great civilizations like the Olmec, Maya, Aztec and Inca built pyramids from 1000 B.C. all the way up to the time of the Spanish conquest.Go
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