This lesson explores the features of Mayan art and architecture.
Image of Temple I, Tikal, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tikal_Temple1_2006_08_11.JPG; Image of Stele 31, Tikal, Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tikal_Stela_31.jpg; Image of Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Temple_of_the_Inscriptions.jpg; Image of Sarcophagus Lid from Tomb of Pacal, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pacal_the_Great_tomb_lid.svg; Image of Portrait of Pacal, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PakalImage1.jpg;
The construction that tops a pyramid in monumental Mesoamerican architecture decorated with iconography of the Mayan culture.
The simplest type of vault, involving step support systems.
A slab of stone or terra-cotta, usually oblong, carved.
An artistic likeness of an individual.
A form of writing that uses pictures and symbols to represent syllables and entire words or concepts.
A sculpture technique that uses a process of cutting into a flat surface i.e. wood, stone or material, by chiseling or gouging.
A stone coffin, often decorated with sculpture.
The elevation of a person to the status of a god, often seen in ancient Rome in portraits of emperors and busts of deceased family members.