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Astronomy In Ancient Mayan Culture

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There are many interesting aspects of the ancient Mayan culture that Americans today should know; for example, they should know about their astronomy, their religion, writing, and their art. Astronomy was extremely important to the people of Mayan culture and it was also a big part of their day to day lives. Priests of the Mayan culture would spend nights upon nights studying the stars for hundreds of years. According to Christopher Minster in the article “Ancient Mayan Astronomy”, “..They believed that the will and actions of the Gods could be read in the stars, moon and planets, they dedicated much time to doing so and many of their most important buildings were constructed with astronomy in mind.” What this quote is saying, is that the
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