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

Photographs by Justin Kerr , By (author) Linda Schele , By (author) Peter Mathews , By (author) Macduff Everton


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This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level -- from the casual tourist to the serious student -- "The Code of Kings" relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had. Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, "The Code of Kings" is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 26mm | 639.99g
  • 28 Jun 1999
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0684852098
  • 9780684852096
  • 622,506

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The late Linda Schele was the John D. Murchison Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include "The Blood of Kings" (with Mary Miller), "A Forest of Kings" (with David Freidel), and "Maya Cosmos" (with David Freidel and Joy Parker). She died in the spring of 1998.

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George E. Stuart, Ph.D. vice president for research and exploration, "National Geographic" A glorious summary of the Maya world.

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