Welcome to the Mayan Museum

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Welcome to the Mayan Museum

Welcome to the Mayan Museum!

This wall contains engravings of the form of writing used by the Mayans: heiroglyphics. This is the alphabet that was utilized by the people of the Yucatan Peninsula. Their alphabet - when translated - does not contain the English letters d, f, g, q, r, and z. Also, the heiroglyphic alphabet has letters that English does not ("Mayan Glyphs").

The architectural piece shown above is known as the Chichen Itza. It is located at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, the piece of land where Mayan civilations were centered. This temple and many others like it were used to worship deities important to the Mayan people ("Chichen Itza").

This mural represents the harvesting, production, and trading that Mayans completed. This piece of art displays the harvesting, creating, and trading of corn, tamales, salt, tobacco, and pottery ("NGM Blog Central").

This Mayan mural symbolizes the political heirarchy of the civilization. Instead of being an empire, Maya was composed of many city-states, in which there was one military leader and ruler of the city called the nacom ("Mayan Political Structure").

Works CitedAmrani, Estelle. "New Age Of Activisim: We Continue to Recognize Excellence in 2012! Let's Keep It Simple." New Age Of Activisim. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. ."Chichen Itza." Chichen Itza. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. ."Maya Political Structure." Tarlton Law Library. Rare Books and Special Collections, n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. ."Mayan Glyphs." Mayn Glyphs. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. ."NGM Blog Central - September 2010 - National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com." NGM Blog Central - September 2010 - National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com. National Geographic Society, 13 Sept. 2010. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. .


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