10 Shocking Facts About The Mayans You Never Knew

Everyone knows of the Mayans for their calendar, which is said to foretell the end of the world, despite having been wrong numerous times within the past decade along. The Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced of the time, and they preceded the Aztecs by hundreds of years. Their empire rose and fell multiple times across over two thousand years, but still remains in some form even today. The Mayans are a noteworthy people for their resilience and culture. Here are ten shocking facts about the Mayans beyond the world ending.


Despite the Mayan civilization declining and having been conquered, the culture and language remains in many rural portions of Mexico and Guatemala.


Believe it or not, there are actually around 7 million Maya still living in the world today. Most of them are located around the Yucatan Peninsula.