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A visit to the structures built by the ancient Mayans at Chichén Itzá, on the Yucatán Peninsula.
This travelogue of the Yucatan peninsula on Mexico's southeast coast focuses on Chichén Itzá, the center of the Mayan culture. The Mayans, an advanced and progressive race rivaling the Egyptians and Indians, have resided in the area for more than 1,500 years. Many of the Mayan structures from that era have recently been rediscovered underneath deep jungle growth. One of those structures was used for playing an ancient Mayan ball game called pok ta pok, which was associated with a religious ceremony. The most famous structure is the pyramid of the Mayan God, Kukulkan. Many of the structures have signs of the use of a phonetic system of writing - the only such in the Americas at the time - of mathematics and of astronomy. The origins of the Mayans are unknown but there are many different theories. Some Mayan customs brought down through the ages are described. Juxtaposed against these ancient structure are modern hotels catering to the many tourists to the area.
|Complete credited cast:|
|James A. FitzPatrick||-||Himself - Narrator (voice)|