The Mayas were master builders. They did not use metal. Their tools were made of stone, wood,
and shell. Without metal
tools, they built huge cities with strong buildings and pyramids that
were 200 feet high. Here
are some of the things they built:
The Mayas built many cities. Each city was built in a similar way.
Each Maya city had a central marketplace. Every city had a large plaza
where people could gather. Every city had huge
at least one ball court,
and a palace
for the city ruler.
Each city was a center of learning and
religion for the people who lived nearby.
Cities were connected with extremely well
built roads that run for miles through the jungle and swamps.
Two of their largest cities were Tikal
(tee KAHL) located in the present day country of Guatemala, and Copan (ko
PAHN) located in the present day country of Honduras.
Palaces & Temples
lived where? (Cities of the Maya)