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    The first pyramids were thought to be built around 2650 B.C. and the last pyramids were thought to be built around 1600 B.C.
    True and false questions...
    - nut was the sky god(true)
    -Geb was the earth god(true)
    -Ra was the sun god(true)
    -Bast was the daughter of Ra(true)
    -the first pyramids were built around 2650 BC(true)
    -rich people drank grape wine(true)
    -the pharaoh was poor and did all the work(false)
    - the god of knowledege was names nicmtoto(False)
    - woman shaved there hair off( false)

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Tuesday, June 5

  1. page Ancient Mayans edited ... Ancient Mayans Religion ... They worshipped a pantheon of the nature gods. ... the dim…
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    Ancient Mayans
    Religion
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    They worshipped a pantheon ofthe nature gods.
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    the dimmest. These are some
    Mayans believed he created humans with clay and then wood. But those did not work. So he made the “True people” out
    of water and maize and that’s why they worshipped Itzamna, he was the naturecreator of them all.
    there are 8 main
    gods that the Mayans worshipped:: Quetzalcoatl- The
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    the universe. He was the MAN. Mayans believed he created humans with clay and then wood. But those did not work. So he made the “True people” out of water and maize and that’s why they worshipped Itzamna, he was the creator of them all.
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    Social System
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    Lowlands aren’t so lucky. People who lived near the sea is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms by the Caribbean. The lowlands were tropical and had rainforest’s and dry grass. Animals were in those rain forests and they hunted them for food. That was there main source of food. The lowlands is where the classic Maya Civilization arose and Mayan people started to live in the highlands. The lowland had a area of 96 500 sq. miles.
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    and Fashion
    The Mayan people had a good type of fashion. Men and Women cloth’s were all made out of cotton. They mostly made clothing out of cotton or any other fibres that were similar to cotton because they thought cotton was more sophisticated than other materials. All of their clothing were hand woven and were made from cotton and other fibres of cotton. Men and women fashions was wearing lots of jewelry.
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    to generation. The Mayans also had a strongBeing taught about their religion for education and believe education would succeed in life. Sadly, the lower classwas huge. Many people dowould not get the opportunityseem to succeed in life.be as successful without religion or education.
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    Geography
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    Clothing and Fashion
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    of jewelry. They had tattoos that covered all over their bodies.
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    Wider belts called mecapal are used to carry heavy loads. This cloth or leather strip has ends which are joined together by cord. The cord is used to secure the bundle and the strip is placed on the forehead.
    Men also wear tzute, decorated with embroidery and worn over the shoulder. Men also wear hats, especially for ceremonial events, which vary by region. Some are straw hats decorated by ribbons or pompons. Men do not wear jewelry, but they carry a bag called a morral.
    Many of the clothing made for both men and women was mostly made out of cotton. The women wore lots of jewlery. Men and women both like tattoos. Lots of them had them all over their body. Back then they only had little to make clothinging out of, like cotton pants/fields and animal skins and furs perhaps.
    intereting fact: mayans people with flat faces, and eyes that were close together were thought to be very beautiful!

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    their bodies. People who had flat foreheads and have their eyes close together were considered beautiful. If we had those type of people, a lot of people wouldn’t consider them being beautiful.
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Wednesday, May 30

  1. page Ancient Mayans edited MAYAN CIVILIZATION RESEARCH By: Dianne, Chilombo, Rizza Agricultural Foundation of Mesoameri…

    MAYAN CIVILIZATION RESEARCH
    By: Dianne, Chilombo, Rizza
    Agricultural Foundation of Mesoamerica
    They consider corn as “god’s holy sunbeams”
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  2. page Ancient Mayans edited MAYAN CIVILIZATION RESEARCH Agricultural Foundation of Mesoamerica They consider corn as “god…

    MAYAN CIVILIZATION RESEARCH
    Agricultural Foundation of Mesoamerica
    They consider corn as “god’s holy sunbeams”
    corn was grown in the Maya area by 2000 B.C.
    they believe that corn-like all plants- has inner life and soul
    during earthquakes, they go out to the farm to comfort the disturbed plants.
    the cultivation, harvest, and consumption of corn has been a sacred duty.
    jaguars are kings of the forest, served as “co-essences”
    they have howler monkey twins.
    on rituals, snakes often appear
    The Mayan Ball Game
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    it is the reenactment of the Mayan myth of the Hero Twins.
    the game was a combination of basketball, volleyball and soccer.
    two teams of two to eleven player would play in the game.
    the ball is six inches in diameter and made out of rubber.
    have to keep ball in motion using your hips, thighs, and forearms. use of hands and feet weren’t allowed.
    when a player successfully got the ball through the hoop, the spectators will have to give him clothing and jewelry.
    Ballcourts
    Ballcourts were public spaces used for a variety of elite cultural events and ritual activities like musical performances and festivals, and of course, the ballgame.
    The ball court itself was of a capital “I” shape.
    In Classic Maya, the ballgame was called pitz
    The action of play was ti pitziil.
    ART AND ACHITECTURE
    Quiche Maya Popol Vuh recounts how the early men and women lived in perpetual darkness and prayed to the creator gods Huracan and Gumumatz to provide a sun to give them light to make their world safe and warm.
    GIFT OF FIRE:Maya needs a fire which was given by Tohil. It was for winter time and before around to keep warm.
    A DARK PAET:Maya groups clamored to Tohil to renew fire and he agreed to supply the golden flame on condition at future date
    MAYA FOREBONDING:The books of Chilam Balam, an unsettling mix of prophecy, mythology and history keep members of the Yucatec Maya-also appeared to prophecy
    EDUCATION
    Either catholic or public school, mayan are educated.
    In Guatemala there are catholics who run a boarding school to those wants to learn beyond basic education.
    Formal education that are available concerned most of the mayans because they might lose touch to their culture.
    LOCATION
    The modern Maya live in southeastern Mexico and northern Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.
    Great Doctors
    http://listverse.com/2009/09/21/top-10-fascinating-facts-about-the-mayans/
    Health and medicine among the ancient Maya was a complex blend of mind, body, religion, ritual, and science.
    Medicine was practiced only by a select few who were given an excellent education.
    called as Shamans
    act as the medium between the physical and spirit world.
    Saunas
    http://listverse.com/2009/09/21/top-10-fascinating-facts-about-the-mayans/
    an important purification element to ancient Maya.
    constructed with stone walls and ceilings,with a small opening on top of the ceiling.
    Water poured onto the hot rocks in the room created steam, offering a setting in which to sweat out impurities.
    Maya kings made a habit out of visiting the sweat baths as well because it left them feeling refreshed and, as they believed, cleaner.
    Values and Customs
    The Maya believed in a cyclical nature of time. The rituals and ceremonies were very closely associated with hundreds (possibly thousands) of celestial/terrestrial cycles which they observed and inscribed as separate calendars (all of infinite duration). The Maya shaman had the job of interpreting these cycles and giving a prophetic outlook on the future or past based on the number relations of all their calendars. If the interpretations of the shamans spelled bad times to come, sacrifices would be performed to change the moods of the gods.
    They believed that the universe has three major planes; the underworld, the sky, and the earth. The Maya Underworld is reached through caves and ball courts. It was thought to be ruled by the aged Maya gods of death and decay. It was not considered a place of torture like the Christian hell. The Sun and Itzamna, both aged gods, ruled the Maya idea of the sky. The night sky was considered a window showing all supernatural doings. The Maya configured constellations of gods and places, saw the telling of stories in their seasonal movements, and believed that the connection of all possible worlds was in the night sky.
    http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/maya.htm
    Clothing
    Female Clothing
    The huipil is piece of clothing worn as a top by Mayan women since ancient times. it is a square or rectangular piece of cloth with a hole in the center. it is generally inflated around the neck, in the shape of a cross. The piece of clothing is then folded in half and stitched up at the sides. The stitching stops on the sides to allow for armholes. The huipil is worn over a skirt which is attached with a woven belt.
    In the cooler mountainous areas, such as Chiapas, women wear a tzute. This rectangular cloth can be thrown across the shoulder for decoration, or secured around the as a shawl. During festivals, it is worn as a cape. in warmer months, it is used as a sun hat. women sometimes wear jewelry such as necklaces, rings, and earrings.
    Male Clothing
    For political and economic reasons, the costume of Maya men has changed more over the centuries. Although Maya women commonly wear the traditional huipil, Maya men have adopted more Spanish and modern influenced dress. Some traditional styles have been adapted to modern times.
    Single men generally wear bright colored clothes than married men. In some cases, they wear a less decorated huipil over shirt. The shirts are decorated differently than woman's huipil. Men's belts are woven on a blue or red background, and sometimes decorated. The ends are fringed or have pompons.
    Wider belts called mecapal are used to carry heavy loads. This cloth or leather strip has ends which are joined together by cord. The cord is used to secure the bundle and the strip is placed on the forehead.
    Men also wear tzute, decorated with embroidery and worn over the shoulder. Men also wear hats, especially for ceremonial events, which vary by region. Some are straw hats decorated by ribbons or pompons. Men do not wear jewelry, but they carry a bag called a morral.
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    female Huipil Tzute
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    Language
    The Mayan script is logosyllabic combining about 550 logograms (which represent whole words) and 150 syllabograms (which represent syllables). There were also about 100 glyphs representing place names and the names of gods. About 300 glyphs were commonly used.
    Examples of the script have been found carved in stone and written on bark, wood, jade, ceramics, and a few manuscripts in Mexico, Guatemala and northern Belize.
    Many syllables can be represented by more than one glyph
    The script was usually written in paired vertical columns reading from left to right and top to bottom in a zigzag pattern.
    The Mayan syllabary
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    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/mayan.htm

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