End of the Maya calendar: the architectural wonders that remain


After a discovery made at an anthropological site in Guatemala confirming the 'end date' of the Maya Calendar, speculation has swarmed the streets of every city in every country, as to whether the world will end this December 21, 2012.

Steeped in tradition and ancient history, HELLO! Online explores the indigenous regions of Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, whose modern communities use the Maya calender system, practised since the 5th century BC and where the main maya influences were first detected.

From the architectural masterpiece of Chichen Itza pyramid to the man-made wonders of Kabah, discover the treasures of the Mayan world who created complex heiroglyphic writing and transformed not only art and architecture, but mathematical and astronomical technology.

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