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A Forest of Kings, The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

A Forest of Kings, The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

by Linda Schele  •  David Freidel (Contributor)

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 542 PAGES

Renowned Maya archaeologists Linda Schele and David Freidel tell the history of the Maya, as it was recorded in the previously undecipherable hieroglyphs of the Maya. This excellent account traces the kingships and politics of the Maya, and features narratives recreating scenes of burials, blood sacrifices, battles and other events. The major Maya sites are described in detail, including Palenque, Copan, Yaxchilan, Tikal, Piedras Negras, Uaxactun and Chichen Itza. Accessible to the general reader, this book is profusely illustrated with photographs, color plates, maps and line drawings. Linda Schele is also the author of "The Blood of Kings" (MYA08) and "The Code of Kings" (MYA13). Includes extensive notes, and a glossary of gods and icons.  (MYA22, $26.99)


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The Code of Kings, The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

The Code of Kings, The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs


by Linda Schele | Peter Mathews

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A vivid guided tour of seven Maya sites, including Palenque, Tikal and Chichen Itza. This outstanding book features photos and line drawings throughout, and introductory chapters with a succinct introduction to Maya history and culture. (MYA13, $22.00)


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