Zynga partners with CyArk to preserve Mayan culture in Hidden Chronicles


No, really. Whether you believe in the upcoming doomsday prophecy or not, Zynga has partnered with CyArk in the company's efforts to digitally preserve the cultural history of the Mayans in anticipation of the supposed "end of the world date," Dec. 21. CyArk's "digital preservation mission" has seen the company create digital catalogs of Mount Rushmore, Easter Island and even the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and now, Zynga has jumped into this technological partnership to bring two new Mayan-inspired scenes to Hidden Chronicles on Facebook.

Until December 22, interested players can purchase two premium scenes in Hidden Chronicles - El Caracol and El Castillo - which both contain images of Chichen Itza, one of the largest Mayan cities. Each scene can be purchased for $1 US, and the full purchase price will go directly to helping CyArk's digital preservation goals.

Again, even if you think the doomsday prophecy is bogus, it's still worth looking into this promotion as CyArk's mission is definitely sound. After all, these digital versions of real world ruins and other famous structures may be all that's left one day, when the real world items are lost to time or the elements. If you're interested in learning more about CyArk, check out the company's website. Or, if you just want to get right into finding new items in Hidden Chronicles, you can do that too by clicking below.

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What do you think of this partnership between Zynga and CyArk? Will you purchase these two limited edition scenes? Sound off in the comments!