The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.
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The back is entirely made up of hieroglyphics, and each tablet has two
hieroglyphics joined together The tablets probably contain the history of the king
or hero delineated, and the particular circumstances or actions which constituted
The publication of his work in the Saturday Evening Post in 1827 and 1828
initiated an enduring public fascination with the Maya and the meaning of their
hieroglyphic writings. Rafinesque was the first of a long line of brilliant scholars
New York: The Grolier Club, 1973. Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions.
Vols. 1-6. Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
Harvard University, 1977-present. Hammond, Norman. Ancient Maya Civilization.
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