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Re-writing History to Celebrate the Forgotten Heroes

History can be resurrected from the dead, made alive in new ways and directions. History is what we make of it. We encourage you to blog about our true heroes from long ago who gave their lives for their people, for justice, for the generations to come, in the best way that they saw fit.

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Central America: Destination for Spiritual Seekers

 Interest in the Mayan civilizations of Central America has intensified in recent years largely because their calendar had identified December 21, 2012 as a time of great transformation. While the exact meaning of that “transformation” is unknown, we are still here and you now have plenty of time to discover this enigmatic civilization that was once the most advanced in the Americas. Central America is also of increasing importance as a destination for spiritual seekers who search for the right combination of history and adventure.

The Maya never established an empire. Instead they lived in warring city states with each having its own sphere of influence. Suddenly their civilization collapsed in the 9th century CE for largely unknown reasons. A number of possible causes have been suggested including climatic changes, famine and political unrest have been suggested. By the time the Spanish arrived six centuries later, most of the cities had been reclaimed by jungle and the people were living in small farming villages.

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