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  Ancient Mayans enjoyed chocolate too
Updated 17 July 2002, 19.24
Chocolate
You might like a hot chocolate drink before you go to bed, but so did the ancient Mayans who lived over 2,600 years ago.

Scientists have discovered that our relatives had an obsession for choccies much earlier that previously thought.

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They have unearthed fragments of teapots in northern Belize which were used to make cocoa drinks in.


That means that chocolate was being enjoyed a whole millennium earlier.

The Mayans were a civilisation who lived in Latin America, such as Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, between the years 2000BC to 100AD.

The civilisation lived for a 1000 years and many believe that a severe drought caused the race to die out.

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