Exploring the Mayan World (The Great Courses)

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I was disappointed with the course content as it was just a travelogue with more fluff than substance. I ended up replacing most of the sessions with other material extracted from another much longer course found at

I recommend starting with lecture 2 on Chichen’Itza (from original travelogue) and inserting lessons

  1. The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
    11 The World’s Most Elaborate Calendar
    13 Maya Hieroglyphs—Breaking the Code
    14 Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations.
    17 Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
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