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    Been searching online for map views of Mayan temple/city plans. Finding plenty of here's a photo of one temple ziggurat or here's a regional map showing locations of mayan ruins, not so much as a city plan.

    Teotihuacan is really much bigger of a community than I'd originally planned to emulate in a 3D map, but that's all I really have for reference.

    So those who know, will realize my city plan below is greatly based on Teotihuacan's urban design. Though this map area is rectangular, this might be the "downtown" area. I plan to place more residential structures beyond the borders of this map view with a less a more random city-limits perimeter.

    The greenish circle thing on the upper right side of the map is supposed to emulate a cenote sinkhole - water source, entry to the underworld. The roads will be a "raised road" with steps from ground level up to road level

    Rather than naming the pyramids here as per Teotihuacan, I plan to use Temple of the Jaguar, Temple to Kukulkan, and perhaps Tlaloc, (Kukulkan's temple ziggurat is that large one on the bottom end of the map.)

    Apparently Mayans built their city grids 15.5 degrees east of true north.

    Note this is just a rough draft layout of where and what kind of structures I need to create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
    Been searching online for map views of Mayan temple/city plans. Finding plenty of here's a photo of one temple ziggurat or here's a regional map showing locations of mayan ruins, not so much as a city plan.
    Google-Fu......HeeeeeeeeeeeeYAH!

    http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en...num=1&ct=title

    http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en...num=1&ct=title

    http://images.google.ca/images?um=1&...=Search+Images

    http://images.google.ca/images?um=1&...=Search+Images

    Of course, most of these sites are depicting the grand structures of the Ruins, certainly not Tlaoq's Bakery and Mill just of the main plaza

    But, because you are asking for true city maps, the best city to look to, while not Mayan, is the city of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztecs. This city has been extensively studied through historical maps made by Cortes and Company when they first entered into the city.

    Sadly, Tenochtitlan does not really exist as a ruins anymore, as it is now present day Mexico City, it's grand temples pulled down and the stones used to construct the cathedrals and villas of Mexico City.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenochtitlan


    http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en...h+Images&gbv=2
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