The Classic Mayan Rulers

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The Maya city-states were ruled by a series of powerful rulers. The Mayan Lords ruled a very demanding society. The Classic Maya Period saw the height of the Maya Civilization in cities such as Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tikal, Copan and Uxmal. One popular ruler was Jasaw chan k'awiil. Powerful rulers The stronger the ruler the more he was dressed. For example, if you were a high and powerful ruler like Jasaw Chan K'awiil you wore big head dresses and lots of jewelry. What could they do The Mayan rulers were like dictators in the way that if they said you had to do it you have to do it. You have no power over the king at all.

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