In March 2007, we very briefly introduced readers to the basics of the Mayan military, or at least what was known at the time.
New archaeological discoveries are always being made and challenging previous assumptions—for example, just last year, archaeologists discovered the tomb of a Mayan warrior queen: Lady K’abel, a 7th-century Maya Holy Snake Lord.
Today, here’s the link to revisit The Mayan Military (ca. 300-900 AD)!
Fun Bonus Fact: Sometimes, the Mayans timed certain military campaigns to coincide with celestial events!