Mexico and Central America 750 CE

The Mayan civilization is now at its height.

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What is happening in Mexico and Central America in 750CE

At about this time Teotihuacan is destroyed, after a century or so of decline. Temples are violently desecrated, monuments thrown down, and the entire city torched. In the aftermath, the Valley of Mexico is divided amongst several small city-states, each vying for Teotihuacan’s inheritance.

On the Yucatan Peninsula the Mayan civilization continues to flourish. The city states compete with one another both militarily and culturally, stimulating a very high level of artistic achievement in sculpture and architecture. In mathematics, they are more advanced than most peoples of the Old World at this time: they understand the concept of zero, and use a numeration system based on the same principle as decimal places. They also have an extremely accurate calendar, and a mastery of the science of astronomy.

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