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The Maya were master builders Illustration

Maya Cities, Temples,
Palaces, Pyramids, Stelas

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The Maya used tools made of stone, wood, and shell. You might think they would have great difficulty building huge temples and cities and miles of roadway through the jungles and swamps of Central America, but the Maya were great builders. Some of their buildings were 200 feet high! They built pyramids, temples, palaces, homes, walls, stelas, roads, reservoirs, and ball courts.

Maya Cities

Maya Pyramids

Maya Palaces & Temples

Maya Ball Courts

Maya Stelas

Daily Life in the Maya Empire

Interactive: Mayas Q&A

Mayas for Kids