Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya
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.
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[Above) This important tripod vessel was made for a noble who identified himself
as the yajaw or vassal of the enigmatic Spearthrower Owl, here ascribed the title
kaloomle'. [Above right) Excavations into a Mexican-style architectural complex ...
486-508 Yax Nuun Ahiin I Although Sihyaj K'ahk' was now master of Tikal, he did
not take the throne for himself but rather installed a son of Spearthrower Owl.
Traditionally known as Curl Snout, his name is currently read Yax Nuun Ahiin ...
The occasion is a celebration of the recent victory over Calakmul, timed to
coincide with the 13 K'atun anniversary of Spearthrower Owl's death. The key
portion of the text (detail) describes the 'downing' of the arms and insignia of Yich'
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As before, a very good book. Major noticable difference is more and more of the rulers are known by their real Maya names instead of silly nicknames Consulter l'avis complet
Tikal kings called Chak Tok Ichaak is TlKAL
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