Of all the ancient civilizations that once thrived in Mesoamerica, the Maya are undoubtedly the most well-known. Around 2600 B.C., they made their first appearance in the Yucatán region of what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, northern Belize, and western Honduras. They grew to prominence around the year 250 A.D. in these areas.
Maya civilisation.The Maya civilisation originated in a region that is now known to include the southeastern portion of Mexico, the entirety of Guatemala and Belize, as well as the western parts of Honduras and El Salvador.This region is made up of the northern lowlands, which include the Yucatán Peninsula, and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, which span from the state of Chiapas in Mexico to the border with Guatemala.
The Maya civilisation extended all the way to Central America and southern Mexico. What was once the ancient civilization of Mesoamerica is today made up of the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and a portion of El Salvador. The most well-known Mayan pyramids are going to be discussed in this article, along with their precise positions. Yucatan Peninsula (the Mayan Riviera)
It is believed that El Mirador was one of the first capital towns established by the Maya civilisation. It would appear that the marshes of the Mirador Basin were the major draw for the earliest people to settle in the region, as demonstrated by the peculiar concentration of big cities in the area surrounding the swamps.
All of Guatemala’s mountainous topography, as well as the highlands of Chiapas, are considered to be part of the southern Maya highlands. The southern lowlands encompass the Mexican states of Campeche and Quintana Roo in addition to the northern portions of Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador. They are located close to the north of the highlands.