Through breathtaking discoveries, archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a dynamic, sophisticated culture that was flourishing before the time of Christ. The Preclassic Maya once dismissed as primitive created massive pyramids, elaborate art, early writing, and more. Join National Geographic’s Dawn of the Maya as it investigates the rise one of the world’s greatest and most mysterious civilizations. Archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a culture more dynamic and sophisticated than ever believed featuring flourishing cities powerful kings and massive pyramids before the time of Christ. Ruled by powerful kings this intriguing Preclassic Maya period was long dismissed as a primitive era lost in myth. But new breathtaking discoveries have uncovered massive pyramids elaborate art early writing and more. Join scholars and archaeologists as they trek through jungles and ancient temples to investigate the rise of one of the worlds greatest and most mysterious civilizations in the Dawn of the Maya.