Legacy: The Origins of Civilization

Season 1 Episode 5

Central America: The Burden of Time

Aired Unknown Sep 17, 1991 on Athena
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Central America: The Burden of Time
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Independent of great civilizations elsewhere, the Maya and Aztecs developed a fatalistic culture, envisioning a cosmos that required bloody sacrifice for renewal. It placed the sovereignty of nature above all else--even human life.

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