The Mayan Empire Vocabulary

Vocabulary associated with the "Mayan Empire" lesson.
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Updated on: January 18, 2001

The Mayan Empire Vocabulary

cenote = an open pit of water

codex = an ancient manuscript

excavate = to remove by scooping or digging out

hieroglyphs = writing that uses pictures, characters, or symbols to represent words or sounds

jade = green and sometimes whitish minerals used mainly as gemstones or in carvings

motif = a recurring architectural or decorative design

stele = an upright stone or slab with an inscribed or sculptured surface, used as a monument or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building

 

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