Lost cities a barometer of change

Michael Turtle
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:50am, first published June 1 2019 - 12:00am

When drought hit the ancient Mayan civilisation, they turned to their gods for help. First they offered gifts like food, but the rain didn't come. Then they cut parts of their body and offered blood, but still it didn't rain. In desperation, they turned to human sacrifice - voluntary and forced. But the drought continued.

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Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.

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