The History of Belize

The history of Belize dates back thousands of years to the time of the Mayans. The Mayans were an advanced civilization, they were skilled in mathematics, created their own calendar, and came up with the concept of zero. The Mayans spread in the area that is now Belize from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, and then prospered until about 1000 AD. Following the time of the Mayans, Belize was inhabited by other native peoples. Later English Puritans settled Belize and set up trading posts along the coast.

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