Mayan Construction:  Building Style


    The Mayan architects did not build in right angles as we do today.  They relied heavily on bilateral symmetry.  This means if you cut a building right down the middle each half would look like a mirror image of the other side(Stuart 117).  They would also build one temple over another(Benson 46).  There could be several temples under one pyramid.  The pyramids became very large in this way.

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