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October 5 2013
Until the recent past, scholars and archaeologists believed the ancient Maya were a peaceful and carefree people, whom had lived a utopian lifestyle. However, the decipherment of the Maya hieroglyphic script has shed new light on old and erroneous theories.
In fact, the ancient Maya were a people whose belief system required blood to maintain fertile crops, appease the gods and to maintain the general order of life in the physical realm. Therefore, to all intents and purposes, the sacrifice of blood appears to have been a reciprocal condition between humankind and the gods.
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