Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

They Were Masters of Astronomy

5. They Were Masters of Astronomy

At a time, wherein telescopes existed, the Mayans accurately calculated several astronomical phenomena such as solar and lunar eclipses. They were pioneers in astronomy, and their methods of calculation were even better than that of many civilizations that came after them. 

They used to track the motions of the sun, moon, and planets like Venus to help them make their prediction. They even accurately calculated the length of a single lunar month, and the time it takes for the Earth to make one complete whirl around the sun!
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