The ancient Greeks are in many important ways the founders of the modern world. It is true that their culture thrived thousands of years ago, but the ideas, building designs and governments that they founded anciently still exist in the Western World today. From sports to democracy, the Ancient Greeks will continue to influence the lives of billions of people for centuries to come.
Misfortunes one can endure--they come from outside; they are accidents. But to suffer for one''s own faults--ah, there is the sting of life.
The lone surviving written record of Mayan history is three codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper.