the mayan

architecture, religion, customs

architecture

The Maya specialized in building temples, pyramids, palaces, and wood huts. The Maya built empires with stone tools. Most of the Maya lived in small mud houses with thatched roofs.

religion

pyramids had religious structures at the top. The higher the structure the closer the structure is to heaven. Mayan observed the sun, moon, and stars were important to the ancient Mayan civilization.
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religion

The married men and women got tattoos. The Mayan believed cross eye's were a sign of beauty. The Mayan liked big noses. Mayan made noses bigger with clay. The Mayan tried to make babies cross eyed to make them focus better. The adult Mayan tied boards to front and back of their babies head to flatten their forehead.

customs

The Mayan believed kings had god like powers. The Mayan buried dead under houses to keep the souls at home. The Mayan also used slavery. The slaves were usually orphans, war prisoners, criminals, and children of slaves.
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customs

The Mayan also put jade into teeth. The Mayan workers wore colorful clothing. The wealthy wore animal skins and large feathers