Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code

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Among the more exciting advances to be described are: the discovery of the specific Maya language and sophisticated grammar used by the ancient scribes on stone monuments and painted vases; archaeological explorations of tombs and buildings of the ancient founders of the great city of Copan, whose very existence had been predicted by epigraphers through glyphic decipherment; the realization that many small city-states were dominated by two rival giants, Tikal and Calakmul, through a potent combination of military conquest, diplomacy, and royal marriages."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 0500281335
  • 9780500281338
  • 572,326