McDougal Littell WebQuest
A Letter from Pompeii


The Mayan culture can be traced as far back as 2000 B.C. The Maya consist of groups of Meso-American people who speak various forms of the Mayan language. In ancient times, a king governed each Mayan city and its surrounding area. Sometimes kings declared war on neighboring cities to expand their power and increase their wealth. The Maya built more than 40 great cities, created beautiful art, and made advances in math, science, and record keeping.