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"The ideal reference on Maya archaeology."—Science News
Behind the ancient cities of the Maya and their abandoned artworks lie the turbulent stories of their ruling dynasties. One of the world's greatest and most powerful civilizations, the Maya experienced constant conflict in a landscape divided among numerous kingdoms. Intense rivalries, rapacious conquerors, and repeated dynastic defeat and breakdown are common themes in many tales of this mighty civilization.
The ancient Maya remain one of the most vibrant areas of study in world archaeology. Fresh discoveries in the field, together with the ongoing process of hieroglyphic decipherment, mean that information is constantly coming to light. This new version of the only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya brings the story fully up to date with previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings, as well as additional information on diplomacy and warfare.
Posted December 1, 2011
The book is a solid, well organized, read for those who have little knowledge in the Maya and wish to expand their historical horizons. The maps and illustrations were a great addition and suppliment to the text. Even if you've no plan to go through the whole book, it's a great reference for sites if you plan to travel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.