Mayan Sculpture

Egypt and Rome were among the earliest human civilizations and so were the Maya.  The Mayans can be considered as one of the earliest developed human civilization because they were noted for the fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, meaning, before Columbus even discovered America.  It is a Mesoamerican civilization and it was discovered that the Mayans were well-known for their art, architecture, mathematical and astronomical systems.  So that one can fully imagine what a Mayan civilization looks like, think of it as today’s New York City or London, England.

There are many things that people find fascinating about Maya and the Mayans. Among them is Mayan sculpture.  Most of the sculptures that were found are made of stone.  One can see the main sculptural style of the Mayans in Izapa, a large settlement on the Pacific coast where one can find a lot of stelas and frog-shaped altars.  (more…)