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The rise and fall of the Maya Empire’s most powerful city - Geoffrey E. Braswell


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During the 8th century CE, warfare and failing agriculture forced Maya people to move north, to hotter, drier Yucatán. Because of its freshwater access, Chichen Itza became the most powerful Maya city, with nearly 50,000 citizens at its height. But the region presented its own challenges and the city's golden age wouldn’t last forever. Geoffrey E. Braswell traces the city's rise and fall.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Geoffrey E. Braswell
  • Director Hernando Bahamon, Globizco
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Sound Designer Manuel Borda
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Stephanie Honchell Smith
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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