Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MAYAN SOCIAL LIFE

Mayan rulers were believed to be part human and part god.Nobles and Priests were the only people that were allowed to read and write.They were the ones that carried-out the decisions of the Ruler.They also watched over temples being built,they collected taxes,they led armies,and they wore fancier clothes.Priests were the only ones that kept relationship with the gods.

Merchants and Artisans were the ones that did most of the traveling and they were the ones that did most of the things that needed to be done outside of the temple walls.Merchants traveled by Sea-Rivers,and roads.Merchants were very good traders.Artisans were the people that built the Sculptures in the temple walls.They designed many things and they also painted pictures on the walls of important battles.