By Shanarra S. , Priscilla T. and Phat N.

• An American lawyer named John Lloyd Stevens and an English artist named Frederick Catherwood found it in A.D. 1839. • They found out and researched that the Mayan people built and created it.

• The Mayan people were the ancestors of millions of Native Americans. • They lived in a flat region called Peten. • Like the Sumerian people, the Mayan people also set up city-states with kings in charge. • City-states fought with each other like any other city-state would do. • They created sinkholes that connected a huge system of underground rivers and streams.

• Jasaw Chan Kawiil I of Tikal led armies and organized building projects. • The leadership passed from one king to another.