Who were the Maya? The Maya appeared in Yucatan seemingly out of nowhere in 3100 BC. But recent underwater artifacts tell a different story: a culture was already established there six thousand years earlier. This is their story, how their progeny became known as Maya, and how the temples of Yucatan and Guatemala today are the final expression of a project 9000 years in the making.
Filmed on location in Chichen Itza, Edzna, Izamal, Uxmal, Oxkintok, Labnah, Kabah, Tulum, Jaina, Ek Balam, Mayapan, Balamkanche, Palenque, Yaxchilan and Tikal, this documentary also explores the elements and purpose behind each temple.