08 November 2012 05:39 | By Rafael Estefanía
Mayan people today

Catastrophe



Mayan people today (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
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  • The Mayan civilisation (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • Mayan people today (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • The survivors (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • Several ethnic groups survive (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • A street pedlar with a Barbie doll (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • Nuns (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • The Mayan language (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
  • a hat seller at the Plaza Grande of the city, wearing all of his merchadise (© (c) Rafael Estefanía)
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The cause of this human catastrophe seems to be found in a climatic change that heralded a long period of drought. Crops were failing and, without any food or reserves of water, millions of Mayans died from starvation and thirst.

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