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The mayans

  1. 1. Grace El Alam 26 de mayo del 2011 Spanish II Sra. Eldredge Y Sr. Frye
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Mayans were an ancient civilization that have a huge influence in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>They were formed near 2400 BC and sadly ended near 900 AD. </li></ul><ul><li>They Mayans started something that would help the world and make it better for the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Mayans praised many different gods and goddesses. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed in the gods of nature to help them grow crops and make their life better. </li></ul><ul><li>They had gods for everything. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed in the heavens and the underworld. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually do ceremonies to keep the demons away. </li></ul><ul><li>The priest played a high role in religion by deciding who to sacrifice, who to marry and when to grow crops. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The Mayans had a noble for every city. </li></ul><ul><li>He chose his warriors and councilmen. </li></ul><ul><li>The nobles and priest ran the city basically together. </li></ul><ul><li>If the noble died, the son was take over. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The Mayans lived in what is now southern Mexico, western Honduras, northern El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The Huastecan language was spoken in the Mexican states and is one of the modern languages. It’s similar to Chicomuceltec. </li></ul><ul><li>The Quichean-Mamean languages were spoken at near the Guatemala highlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Ch'olan was spoken in what is now El Salvador and western Honduras. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayans had many different languages that were all connected to each other. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The social class was divided into three main classes. </li></ul><ul><li>One was the royalty, the other was wealthy and the poor class. </li></ul><ul><li>The royals would live in huge palaces and the would the wealth class. </li></ul><ul><li>The poor class with live in hut in the town. </li></ul><ul><li>They had many different people like priests, nobles, nobles, craftsmen, and warriors. </li></ul><ul><li>The nobles and priest were the ones on top. </li></ul><ul><li>The middle class was the craftsmen, traders and warriors. They poor class had farmers, slaves and other workers. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>The agriculture of the Mayans was very different. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed that once they used a field or land and they’re finished with it, they would shift to another place. </li></ul><ul><li>No one really knows why they did that but some people believe it’s not true, too. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayans always had food and were good at planting and farming. </li></ul><ul><li>They had food for everyone. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>The Mayans constructed many things, Most of them can be seen today. </li></ul><ul><li>They had several of construction work like ceremonial platforms which were 14 feet long. </li></ul><ul><li>They would have many different religious ceremonial there. It was usually made from limestone. </li></ul><ul><li>The palaces were very decorated. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>They were usually big and the center of the whole city. </li></ul><ul><li>The pyramids played a big part in the Mayan culture. </li></ul><ul><li>They were used for burials. </li></ul><ul><li>They pyramids would usually be pointed to the sky because it usually meant so the person in there can reach heaven. </li></ul>