Mexican Culture

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Pyramid is a structure that have single point on top with outer surface is triangle or square or pentagon or more than that, together that make the shape of pyramid. The base of pyramid can be triangle or square or any polygon shape. All of that meaning pyramid shape have at least tree outer surface (for triangle surfaces) and with the base is triangle, total that have at least 4 surface including the base. Pyramid was built by some civilization of the world in so many area of the world-Egypt, Peru, Mexico…, and almost they still exist until now even they has been build since thousand years ago. Some pyramid was built to buried the King after died, but some of them was used as a place to make sacrifice for their God, and in Mexico they have…show more content…
They live in southern of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. The term Mesoamerica is used to refer to that group of pre-Columbian cultures, Mesoamerica is the region extending from central of Mexico south to the northwestern of Costa Rica, was rise to a group of culturally related with civilizations spanning in period of 3000 years before Christopher Columbus has discovered. Between 2000 and 300 BCE, the cultures was began to form in Mesoamerica. Some matured in to advance pre-Columbian Mesoamerica civilization like: the Olmec, Teotihuancan, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Huastec, Purepecha. These civilizations are credited with many inventions such as: building pyramid, temple, mathematics, writing system, highly accurate calendar, fine art, agriculture, and complex theology. They also use copper, silver and gold for their metalworking by very advance methods. Mayan civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. Mayan civilization noted for the Maya hieroglyphic script, a fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics and astronomical…show more content…
This period have peak of construction and the way people live in big city. In this period, Mayan also built pyramid for their deity, Kukulkan, the pyramid has been called Elcastillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan. This temple was built in sometime between 9th and 12th century CE. The pyramid consists of some square terraces with step up on each four sides to the temple on top. During the spring and autumn equinoxes, the late sun on afternoon strikes off the northwest corner of the pyramid and casts some triangular shadows against the northwest balustrade, making the illusion of a feathered serpent “crawling” down the pyramid. Each side of the pyramid’s four sides have 91 steps added together and including the temple platform on top as the final step, total all step together is 365 steps, which has been equal with number of days on calendar). The temple is 24m high, plus 6m for the temple itself. The quare base measures about 55.3m

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