Synopsis by Alice Day
This series, Legacy: The Origins of Civilization, examines societies that were at one time wealthy and influential. In many cases, only their legacy is left. The cities are in ruins, and the networks of roads and canals are gone forever. Historian Michael Wood hosts Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - Central America, The Burden of Time, a look at the indigenous population of Central America. He views the ruins at Teotihuacan and the Aztec temple of Quetzalcoatl in Mexico City, and discusses the Mayans' concept of time and the Aztec custom of human sacrifice.
Central-America, civilization, legacy, origins