Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization that reached its highest point of development during the Classic period between 250 and 900 AD. The civilization that inhabited areas of contemporary southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala is known for its scientific and cultural achievements – the Maya had a fully developed written language, sophisticated art and splendid architecture. Moreover, the Maya mathematical and astronomical systems attest the vast knowledge of this ancient civilization. Learn more about the Maya culture, religion and mythology in this book.