44:24 National Geographic – Lost World of the Maya – 2019 Mystery

The ancient Mayans ruled over a vast area of the northern part of modern-day Guatemala. From as early as 1800 B.C. it became the leading Mesoamerican civilization, with a population of millions, living within a series of city-states spanning Central America’s jungles.

Exceptionally advanced, especially in astronomy and math, the Mayans developed their calendar system and writing form. They were engineers and architects, building vast city complexes, complete with roads, irrigation, reservoir systems, and massive temples, all without metal or heavy equipment, just stone.