Mayan astrology: an instrument of political power (Guatemala)

2016 • 26' • French, English & Neutral Spanish

Poster of Mayan astrology: an instrument of political power (Guatemala)

Director(s): Agnes Molia & Nathalie Laville • Producer(s): Tournez s'Il vous plait • Coproducer(s): ARTE • Format(s): HD

Capable of predicting eclipses, equinoxes and solstices, the Maya were one of the most knowledgeable pre-Columbian peoples of Central America. For almost two millennia, their civilization flourished in the forests of Guatemala and Chiapas, before the arrival of the conquistadors in the sixteenth century. According to the recent findings of a team of archaeologists in Guatemala, astronomy was more than science for the Maya. In fact, it was a political propaganda tool!

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