Isolated from the rest of the world, the Mayans and Aztecs created sophisticated civilizations that in many ways paralleled ancient Mediterranean empires. God-like kings and a priestly ruling class dominated splendid cities of temples and pyramids.
I apologise...this film's audio goes somewhat out of sinc with the video. It is such a great documentary, however, that it is worth putting up with.
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