Two of the oldest and most famous Mayan leaders were Itzamn and Kukulcan. Itzamn is said to have led the first Mayan migration into the Yucatan from the Far East. Kukulcan led the second migration from the west. More »

The Mayans are famous for numerous things including the huge cities they built, the advanced mathematics they used and astronomy. The Mayans were more advanced than Romans, Egyptians and Greeks in the field of mathematic... More »

A famous Inuit leader is Terry Audla, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Audla leads the ITK, a national advocacy organization, to represent 55,000 Inuit people living in 53 communities. More »

The hardest and most menial ancient Mayan jobs were reserved for the lowest class — the farmers and laborers. Mayan life was centered on the class system that created deep societal divisions, and Mayans did jobs based on... More »

The Mayan civilization, one of the most advanced Mesoamerican civilizations, lasted approximately 3000 years. This civilization was established around 2000 B.C., and by 900 A.D., it mysteriously collapsed. More »

The Mayan government featured control of government operations and political affairs primarily at the state level; individual city-states derived leadership from military leaders called nacoms and high priests or kings, ... More »

Oda Nobunaga was a powerful samurai daimyo and warlord of Japan in the late 16th century, living from June 23, 1534, to June 21, 1582. He initiated the unification of Japan near the end of the Warring States period, an e... More » History Ancient History