By Simon Martin, Nikolai Grube
«The excellent reference on Maya archaeology.» technology information in the back of the traditional towns of the Maya and their deserted works of art lie the turbulent tales in their ruling dynasties. one of many worlds maximum and strongest civilizations, the Maya skilled consistent clash in a panorama divided between quite a few kingdoms. severe rivalries, rapacious conquerors, and repeated dynastic defeat and breakdown are universal subject matters in lots of stories of this effective civilization. the traditional Maya stay the most bright components of research in global archaeology. clean discoveries within the box, including the continued strategy of hieroglyphic decipherment, suggest that details is consistently coming to mild. This new edition of the single complete, kingdom-by-kingdom heritage of the traditional Maya brings the tale totally brand new with formerly unknown rulers and new glyphic readings, in addition to additional info on international relations and battle. 366 illustrations, 86 in colour
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