The Rise and Fall of the Maya

Saturday 21:00 CAT

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The Rise and Fall of the Maya

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  1. Saturday 23 September at 00:20 CAT

    Resilience

  2. Saturday 23 September at 21:00 CAT

    Resilience

  3. Sunday 24 September at 02:00 CAT

    Resilience

Synopsis

Despite decades of research, many mysteries remain about the ancient Maya. Now, archaeologists are unearthing new clues that transform long held ideas about how these people came to dominate vast areas of Mexico and Central America. Through immense lost monuments, ancient inscriptions and new forensic evidence, this series tracks the Maya from their earliest origins all the way to the present day, unlocking the dark secrets of the rise and fall of the Maya.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Origins

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    In June 2020, scientists discover Aguada Fenix, a monumental 3,000-year-old Maya structure and uncover the secrets of this ancient monument.

    Next Showing
    Saturday 30 September at 14:00 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Civilization

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    New evidence unearthed in Mexico’s Yucutan is transforming long held ideas about the growth of the Maya civilization.

    Next Showing
    Saturday 30 September at 14:50 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Collapse

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    The series of events that lead the ancient Maya to abandon many pyramid-filled cities has long puzzled archaeologists. Now, new investigations in Mexico and Guatemala are exposing surprising evidence about why these great monuments were deserted.

    Next Showing
    Saturday 30 September at 15:40 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Resilience

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    Archaeologists unearth new clues about the resurgence of the ancient Maya civilization and the devastating events that would ultimately lead them to abandon their cities for good. Investigations also reveal evidence of extreme resilience in the face of catastrophe.

    Next Showing
    Saturday 23 September at 00:20 CAT
    On National Geographic
    Next Showing
    Saturday 23 September at 21:00 CAT
    On National Geographic