The ancient Maya civilization is the highest cultural legacy of Mesoamerica. The Maya are believed to have originated in the Yucatán around 2600 B.C. They developed the mathematical position of zero, along with a highly advanced understanding of the Cosmos and astronomy. Their impressive calendar systems, herbal healing, sacred holistic ceremonies, and a complex hieroglyphic writing combining phonetic suffixes, prefixes and detailed artistic symbols continue to amaze archaeologists.
They also had amazing technical skills; they erected highly decorated ceremonial architecture sites, including impressive temples, ball courts, pyramids, palaces, and observatories. Such architectural skills are believed to have been built without the use of wheels and metal tools. Yet, the perfect harmony of their architectural achievements leaves even the most skillful scientists of today wondering how this ancient people arrived to such a highly refined knowledge and understanding of our galaxy and the Universe.