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10 Shocking Facts About The Mayans You Never Knew

10 Shocking Facts About The Mayans You Never Knew



Sharks

Many renowned linguists believe the word for “shark” actually stems from an ancient Mayan word.

Body Modifications

Pre-Columbian Mayans often sought “enhancements” for the physical features of their children. Mothers would press wooden boards against the foreheads of their child to ensure a flatter forehead.



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