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  1. Stelae

  2. Maya Stelaeare statues that were created by the Mayans of ancient Mesoamerica

  3. They’re all made out of tall figures carved to look like something like this

  4. Maya Stelaewere used to record important events and dates

  5. This culture used a writing system based on glyphs

  6. The pictures on the of Maya glyphs is incomparable from anything in the world because of its designs

  7. The Stelais read from top to bottom and each glyph has a meaning

  8. The first row has the Introductory glyphit says "Here comes an important date"

  9. From rows 2 to 6 all the glyphs represent different time periods, their names and duration in days are described in the table.

  10. These glyphs all have numbers preceding them which indicate how many of these time periods Baktun= 144,000 daysKatun = 7,200 daysTun= 360 daysUinal = 20 daysKin = 1 dayhave passed since the Maya Calendar's starting date, Aug. 13, 3114 BC.

  11. Many stelaerepresent the Gods and Goddesses which the Mayans worshiped.

  12. Bibliography • http://www.google.com.eg/imgres?q=Mayan+stela&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=984&bih=510&tbm=isch&tbnid=hGYkUq48hraJvM:&imgrefurl=http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~walters/web%2520103/unit%25201%2520old%2520worlds.html&docid=J3NEfNJYaY_Z2M&imgurl=http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/walter.sargent/public.www/web%252520103/mayan%252520stela.jpg&w=321&h=488&ei=lONdT5_DEc2ZOrmk_IYN&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=364&sig=107843791469836492872&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=98&start=0&ndsp=14&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0&tx=28&ty=63 • http://www.google.com.eg/imgres?q=Mayan+stela&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=984&bih=510&tbm=isch&tbnid=WCSBXT2RY1iGsM:&imgrefurl=http://www.scaruffi.com/monument/museums/deyoung.html&docid=XNMApl5xPWc-YM&imgurl=http://www.scaruffi.com/monument/museums/deyoung015.jpg&w=375&h=500&ei=lONdT5_DEc2ZOrmk_IYN&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=174&sig=107843791469836492872&page=2&tbnh=139&tbnw=104&start=14&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:14&tx=49&ty=80 • http://www.google.com.eg/imgres?q=Mayan+stela&start=100&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1600&bih=778&tbm=isch&tbnid=3JJ_d3GO5yc0TM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thisotherworld.co.uk/honduras.html&docid=DqJC-mQgwzvqQM&imgurl=http://www.thisotherworld.co.uk/hond9.jpg&w=919&h=959&ei=8uVdT4-PIMLtObzunJkI&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=617&vpy=2&dur=668&hovh=229&hovw=220&tx=112&ty=94&sig=107843791469836492872&page=3&tbnh=135&tbnw=132&ndsp=50&ved=1t:429,r:23,s:100

  13. "The Mayan Stela, Stone Carved by the Ancient Maya." The Mayan Stela. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.guatemalatoday.travel/mayans-2012/mayan-stela-stone-carved-ancient-maya/>. • "Copan's Stelae ........................... the Stelae of Copan, Stone Carved Stela, Stone Carved Monuments, Maya Stone Carvings, Maya Stella." Travel to Copan in Honduras, General Info on Tours of Copan, Copan Hotels, Transportation to Copan, Copan Reservations, Flights to Tikal from Copan, Charter Flights from Flores and Guatemala City to Copan, Enjoy Copan at Its Best and Explore Other Ancient Maya Sites, like Tikal in Guatemala or Palenque in Chiapas. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.copanpark.com/stelae1.htm>. • "Maya Stelae." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Mar. 2012. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_stelae>. • "Mayan Civilization and Parallels to the Book of Mormon." Costa Maya. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mayanbeachgarden.com/arch-Bof-M-TofL.html>.