THIS WEEK IN HISTORY….1179

 

 

 

The Maya city of Chichen Itza is sacked and burned by Hunac Ceel, the Mayapan king.

The Maya civilization shares many features with other Mesoamerican civilizations due to the high degree of interaction and cultural diffusionthat characterized the region. Advances such as writing, epigraphy, and the calendar did not originate with the Maya; however, their civilization fully developed them. Maya influence can be detected from HondurasGuatemala, and western El Salvador to as far away as central Mexico, more than 1,000 km (620 mi) from the Maya area. Many outside influences are found in Maya art and architecture, which are thought to result from trade and cultural exchange rather than direct external conquest.  —Wikipedia

What the majority of scholars thought about the Mayan culture centered around virgins that possessed a shiny bright vagina.  It’s now widely accepted that the filthy bug infested vagina was the primary reason for the empire’s demise not Spanish Conquistadors