Compare And Contrast The Aztecs And Mayans

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The Aztec and Mayan civilizations were two important, early civilizations that settled in Mesoamerica. The Mayan and Aztecs were two civilizations that lived in two different time periods, but they shared many physical and mental characteristics of one another. The Aztec and Mayan civilizations were different but they were more similar. The Aztecs and Mayans were more similar in their location, religion, writing system, government, social structure, gender roles, technology, and sporting activities. The Aztecs and Mayans were similar in location. Both, civilizations were located in the modern day country of Mexico. Also, from the civilizations closest locations the two civilizations were less than fifty miles apart. Both, civilizations also bordered the Gulf of Mexico. The two civilizations were similar in religion. The Aztecs and Mayan religions were both polytheistic. Both, religions also had a supreme deity along with less important gods. They both also had cities with temples as shrines to their gods. The Mayan and Aztecs both also participated in human sacrifice in order to please their gods. The Aztecs and Mayans both believe in an afterlife, heaven or hell. The civilizations were also similar in their writing system. The Aztecs and Mayans both wrote in glyphs. Glyphs are picture that represent letters or words. Also, almost all written documents from both civilizations did not survive. Both civilizations also had a complex calendar. The two civilizations had the
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