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A Typical Mayan Village

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This is a diagram of a typical Mayan village. The Mayans built their cities out of limestone, because it was light and strong. In the center of the village there was a ceremonial center and temples, these were in plazas which were surrounded by public buildings, palaces and ball courts. The rulers and priests lived in the heart of the town. Just outside of the city center lived the upper-class and middle class citizens. The peasants lived on the edge of the city in huts. Causeways ran throughout the city and were always raised 2-4 feet above the ground. These villages were found throughout the Mayan area, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.
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