connection with the heavens and being a descendant of a god. As the celestial reptilian god was a very important figure in the Maya life, these religious beliefs were sometimes incorporated in Maya architecture. The Mayan temple El Castillo at Chichen Itza shows an example of Maya 's’ perfect…
SCARY PLACES - WRETCHED RUINS BY:Steven L. Stern
QUESTION FOUR:- Compare and contrast two individuals, events, or concepts from this selection.
What is being compared and contrasted?
THE LOST CITY- MACHU PICCHU, PERU
THE HIDDEN CITY OF TOMBS - PETRA, JORDAN
The Maya were often misinterpreted as uncivilized people that practiced human sacrifice, bloody rituals, and war. In contrast to European explorers, modern historians see the Maya quite differently in terms of sophistication. Located in Mexico, Belize, Central America, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The majority of their surroundings was made up of volcanic mountains, scrub plains, and tropical rain forests. This ancient Mesoamerican world lasted for more than 2000 years, and was split…