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Distinctive Features of Mayan Civilization
Funerary Temples

Corbel Vault (False Arch)


Stelae, Lintels, Panels, Tablets Themes:
Accession, Warfare/Conquest, Auto sacrifice, Vision quests

Stela/Altar system

Hieroglyphic Writing (Picture Glyphs)

Tzolkin (the sacred 260 day calendar)

Haab (the solar 365 day calendar)

The Long Count (a fixed counting system beginning on August 13, 3114 BC.)

Lunar or Supplimental series (supernatural lords associated with certain cycles of the moon)

Glyphs/Calendrics on stelae, lintels and panels

Divine Kingship