There has been debate over this, due to the fact of the land of the Maya being destroyed. One of the fascinating characteristics of the Maya civilization was their architect (1). The Maya were noted for their elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, including temple-pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built without metal tools. This shows their intelligence and complexity. Of these the pyramids were very notable, according to archaeological evidence; it has been shown that the ancient Mayans began building their characteristic ceremonial structures, known as Mayan Pyramids or Pyramid-Temples, about 3,000 years back.
The Mayans are credited to be a very talented civilization (Borade). Developing a calendar, and alphabet, hieroglyphics, and astronomical systems showed that they were very intelligent people. They Mayans did not have one unified government due to the fact their people were
This was a means of supporting one another. They also domesticated animals and planted crops which is significant to our way of living today Mesopotamia is one of the first complex societies in the world with tens of thousands of people with different occupations. Social stratification was also in place. Farming year round they used more durable tools unlike those used by Neolithic farmers. Although archaeologists are unsure of who invented the wheel, it appeared during Mesopotamian times.
Guatemala’s fertile soil made agriculture very easy and successful for the Mayans so permanent settlements began to rise. One of these settlements was Kaminaljuyú that was built around 300 B.C.E. Kaminaljuyú was one of the most prominent settlements at that period of time. This settlement was used mostly as a ceremonial center, but it still influenced other settlements in the area. Thousands of workers worked on building the temples in this settlement.
They had their own God, and lived their own lives. More importantly, they did not have to pay taxes or give their services like the commoners did. However, they played a very important role in foreign affairs, and war, where they were frequently used as spies. The headman was in charge of organizing the work of the village and he made decisions concerning their agriculture. All the Tainos’ work was done communally where the commoners and slaves did the work which was supervised by the
To find two similar stories through out history is not very hard to do, unfortunately, the term “history repeats itself” is far too true. Statements like this can be seen in societies ranging from 3000 BC all the way to modern civilizations. We see entire civilizations rise up to be sophisticated societies that develop their own cultures, agriculture and economy, and for the most part these societies go on to create heir civilizations, however some just simply disappear. Historians refer to these kinds of cultures as “lost civilizations.” Two excellent examples of these “lost civilizations” is the Harappan civilization, dating back to 3000 BC and the much more recent Mayan society, originating in 300 BC. To say these cultures are extremely similar is a fallacy in itself, however to say they are extremely comparable is possible.
Ancient Egyptian Religion The Force Behind Everything As the ancient Egyptian religion was an important part of everyday life for all Egyptians (rich and poor), they built a great many temples and had shrines in their homes. The term used to describe ancient Egyptian theology is Polytheism. This just means that they believed in many Gods. Gods were not only formless entities with certain roles - but the Gods were also the forces of nature, the elements, and the characteristics of certain powers. Some Egyptian Gods merged with foreign Gods too.
Like the Mexicas (and other indigenous people of central Mexico), the Maya built stone pyramids, but they did not dedicate any to human sacrifice. Mayan cities contained ball courts where opposing teams tried to get a rubber ball through a stone hoop. The game was not a sport, but a ritual, and often a matter of life and death. Mayan writing, composed of symbols called glyphs, was the most elaborate created by any indigenous civilization. In an attempt to eradicate Mayan indigenous religious belief, the Spanish conquistadors burned large collections of Mayan writings.
They were also big on hunting, and farming as a profitable methods. The Shang saw bronze as giving the impression of an advanced social standpoint. Bronze was largely used by upper class families, trustworthy associates, and emperors. The Zhou dynasty rained for more than 800 years, and did just as the Shang did oust out the current leader at the time. The Zhou ousted out the Shang.
These temples were not only dedicated to Amon Ra and his family but they also had giant statues showing tribute to Ramses as well. The Karnak and Luxor temples both had areas of Heliopolis which are areas where intelligent people go to talk to other intelligent people. Most of the intelligent people were scribes. Most, if not all, of the writing on the walls and halls of the Karnak and Luxor Temples were engraved by scribes. They were paid more and were highly educated compared to everyone else in Egypt except the Pharaohs and other Scribes.