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Mayan Civilization Devyn


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Mayan Civilization Devyn

  1. 1. Mayan civilization By: Devyn Comer
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Mayan civilization started in 300 to 900 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>What made the Mayan different from other cultures was the importance of religion and literate culture. </li></ul>Origin
  3. 3. <ul><li>One of the Mayan buildings were pyramids. </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids were made of limestone and were very hard to climb. </li></ul>Architecture
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Mayans worshiped everything even nature. </li></ul><ul><li>They tried to explain how the gods worked and how and why they gave the Mayans what they needed . </li></ul>The entrance to the temple of warriors . A Mayan statue…. Religion
  5. 5. <ul><li>750,000 Mayan people speak the Mayan language. </li></ul><ul><li>A database contains more than 40,000 words for 31 Mayan languages. </li></ul>Language/hieroglyphics
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Mayan were the only civilization who understood the concept of zero or nothing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayan would write up to nineteen with just shells, dots and lines. </li></ul>Number system
  7. 7. <ul><li>Along with other Mayan accomplishments they created the calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayan calendar was adopted by the other Mesoamerican nations. </li></ul>Calendar