Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

They Built Mega Cities & Palaces In Dense Forests

22. They Built Mega Cities & Palaces In Dense Forests

Several of the main Mayan cities such as Calakmul were built in the middle of dense tropical rainforests found in Central America. These weren’t just simple villages – each oft these cities had urban structures like temples, roads, quarries, artificial ponds, and terrace farming. 

But it wasn’t all about functionality – the Mayan loved beauty! The walls of these structures were decorated with elaborate paintings and sculptures. 
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