New research links a severe drought to the demise of the Mayan Civilization

December 29, 2014 3:33 PM

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The mysterious disappearance of the Mayan dynasty from the surface of this planet some 3,000 years ago has continued to baffle archeologists and historians for several years now. Alien invasion to over-hunting to deforestation to peasant uprising have been proposed to explain the collapse of the civilization which, at the time of its annihilation, was one of the most advanced races in the world during its height.

Based in the Yucatan peninsula, the Mayans built great pyramids, mastered astronomy, and developed a hieroglyphic writing system. Their famous prophecy about the end of the world in 2012 added to their ‘fame’.

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