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The Rise and Fall of the Maya: Origins (Nat Geo Thursday February 29, 2024)

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In a groundbreaking new documentary titled “The Rise and Fall of the Maya,” set to air on Nat Geo on Thursday February 29, 2024 at 9:00 PM for one hour, viewers will be taken on a journey into the world of the ancient Maya civilization. This premiere episode in the series explores the origins and evolution of this remarkable civilization through a mix of archaeology, history, science, and anthropology.

One pivotal discovery that serves as a starting point for this exploration is the unearthing of Aguada Fenix in Tabasco, Mexico. This monumental structure dating back 3,000 years stands near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. Its discovery shed light on previously unknown aspects of Maya culture and offers fresh insights into how they came to dominate vast regions of Mesoamerica.

While extensive research has been conducted over the years, there are still numerous mysteries surrounding the ancient Maya that have yet to be fully understood. However, thanks to recent archaeological findings and advances in technology, archaeologists are now able to uncover new clues that challenge long-held beliefs about this enigmatic civilization.

Through a combination of exploring lost monuments, deciphering ancient inscriptions, and utilizing forensic evidence, this thought-provoking series examines the Maya’s early origins as well as their ultimate decline. By delving deep into their history and unraveling hidden secrets along the way, it aims to provide audiences with a more nuanced understanding of what led to both their rise and fall.

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Join Nat Geo on Thursday February 29th at 9:00 PM for an enlightening journey into one of history’s most intriguing civilizations.


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