What is the relationship between Sanxingdui culture and Maya culture? Why did it suddenly disappear in its heyday?

China, with a history of more than 5000 years of civilization, is broad and profound. Today, there are still many problems we don’t know, which can’t be explained by today’s science and technology. In 1986, the discovery of the sacrificial pit at Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, Sichuan, also shocked the world. The first discovery of Sanxingdui began in 1929, and the preliminary excavation began in 1934. It has a history of more than 80 years. So far, the real civilization behind it has not been found, and it is still in the process of continuous excavation and research.

Compared with the Mayan culture, from a macro point of view, these two cultures are important parts of ancient Shu civilization and ancient human civilization respectively. Kneeling carving appeared in both cultures, but they played different roles. The Sanxingdui civilization is only a stage of development, while the Mayan civilization is relatively independent. Let’s take a look.


The origin of civilization




There are many bronze statues of human and animal in Sanxingdui, but what’s more strange is that there is not a word on them. It is said that the discovery of Sanxingdui can push the history of ancient Shu to more than 5000 years ago. Many people will wonder why such a large number of bronze statues appeared in Sanxingdui, but there is no record. The two bronze statues have high cheekbones, big mouths and prominent ears. Unlike the Chinese, they are more like a combination of Chinese and Western culture. Therefore, the investigation work of Sanxingdui is more complicated and confusing, and has become an important achievement of civilization.


Sanxingdui culture and Maya civilization

As one of the nine wonders of the world, Sanxingdui culture is indeed unique. In 1929, due to the farmer’s accident, Sanxingdui was discovered, which caused a sensation. People had more confidence in some things in the legend and had a more enthusiastic response.

Moreover, in 1839, John, an American, happened to find a huge pyramid and did some research. Finally, everyone confirmed that it was an ancient form of civilization and one of the world’s oldest ten civilizations. However, the mystery of the disappearance of Maya civilization has also attracted people’s attention.


But on the macro level, these two cultures are important parts of ancient Shu civilization and ancient human civilization, but they play different roles. Sanxingdui civilization is only a stage of development, while Maya civilization is relatively independent.

The mystery of cultural disappearance


Whether it is the Sanxingdui civilization or the Maya civilization, the sudden disappearance has always been a mystery. Now people don’t know more about the ancient Shu culture, so they know little about Sanxingdui. Sometimes they can only learn a little from the legends of the ancient Shu civilization.

What’s more, the Maya civilization is also very strange. It’s very prosperous and suddenly gives up everything that can’t be explained, which makes many people forget about it.

Although they seem to have some similarities before, such as kneeling carving, and even have their own worship of jade, but the overall difference is still relatively large, can not be confused.

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