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  1. Mayans as Story Tellers By: Borna Nazari

  2. Follow casket of important women • Slip instruments in casket before sealed Mayan Music Musicians playing for women

  3. Mayan Instruments Flutes Marimba Terracotta whistle Maracas, Drums Flutes consisted of bone Made of bamboo, wood

  4. Sacred ritual • Kings, Nobles dressed like Jaguars • Put in trance • Higher level of conscience Mayan Dance

  5. Go to underworld • Release souls • Bridge between Earth and Underworld called Xibalba Mayan Dance (Continued)

  6. Spoken in Central America, Mesoamerica • K’iche’ language (2,333,000 speak in Guatemala) • 7% of Guatemala’s population speak Mayan Language

  7. 1) What were the Mayan flutes made out of? 2) What was the Mayan bridge to the underworld called? 3) Where was Mayan language spoken at? 4) What did the Kings and Nobles dress like in the Mayan dance? 5) How many people speak the K'iche Language? 6) Who did the Mayan Musicians follow the casket of? Quiz

  8. Google Images • http://www.mayantravelguide.com/mayan-dance.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_dance • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_music • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayan_languages • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%E2%80%99iche%E2%80%99_language • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%27iche%27_Kingdom_of_Q%27umarkaj Credits

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