Mayan warrior in traditional dress, Tulum, Mexico 21 Dec 2018
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The ancient Maya of southern Mexico are one of the most sophisticated of all the Mesoamerican cultures. They were particularly advanced in areas such as art, astronomy and mathematics. They were also among the region’s finest builders, worshipping an elaborate pantheon of gods.
They can be easily identified with their brightly coloured, yam-based, textile clothing. Each town has its own individual pattern woven into their garments. To discover more about this fascinating ancient culture, take a look at our Mexico's Mayan Trail trip.
Updated December 21, 2018