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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Dos Pilas pyramid L5-1 contained a royal tomb that seems certain to be that of
Itzamnaaj K'awiil. Seen here under excavation by Arthur Demarest, the body was
accompanied by numerous offerings (painted plates visible at the body's head ...
A NEW ROYAL TOMB In 1997, excavations deep within the mighty Structure 2
uncovered a buried temple, now called 2B-sub. Beneath its floor was found the
lavishly provisioned Tomb 4. It contained the Skeleton of a man shrouded in
INTO THE UNDERWORLD: THE GREAT TOMB of K'INICH JANAAB PAKAL I In
all the Americas there is no burial more famous than that of K'inich Janaab Pakal
I. A veritable Tutankhamun of the New World, his is the most elaborate Maya ...
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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
Halftitle This portrait of one of
Tikal kings called Chak Tok Ichaak is TIKAL
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