The constructions of the Maya civilization have always been characterized by being surrounded by an aura of mystery.
Over the years, various groups of scientists have set out to interpret the culture of this civilization that developed in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, part of Honduras and El Salvador.
Historian Joshua Sokol published an article in the prestigious journal Science, where he discussed why the constructions of the Maya are perfectly aligned with the stars.
[Estudio calcula la probabilidad de que existan al menos cuatro civilizaciones extraterrestres malvadas en la Vía Láctea]
The Maya and their harmony with the cosmos
From extensive analyzes of cities buried beneath the jungle, it has been identified that “vast ceremonial complexes […] they seem to be geared towards astronomical phenomena,” says Sokol.
It is important to point out that much evidence was buried in the jungle due to colonizing pressure in the 15th century, which destroyed much of the ancestral knowledge.
However, various investigations have discovered that the daily life of these civilizations is linked to the movements of the stars through the celestial vault.
“Archaeological evidence suggests that between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago, Maya communities adopted a set of mathematical concepts related to celestial events and other repeating patterns that influenced personal rituals and public life. , eventually developing into a complex and intertwined whole”, explains the author of the text.
He adds, “At this time, the early Maya also invented a one-year solar calendar that would have been useful for seasonal tasks like planting corn. 2,000 years ago they had begun to follow a third calendar called the Long Count, a continuous cumulative record of days since the supposed zero calendar date of 3114 BCE. This would have allowed the Maya scribes to go through centuries of historical events in the ground. and in the sky.
The motivation of the Maya in their constructions was their engagement with a larger system which they themselves sought to understand.
The movements of the Sun, Moon, and Mars were recorded by these civilizations with sophisticated algorithms which they then incorporated into their buildings to align with specific sunrises, equinoxes, and other astronomical events.
#reason #Mayan #constructions #aligned #stars