Palenque : Eternal City of the Maya

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Palenque, known as the queen of Maya cities, fell into ruin when Mayan civilization suffered a mysterious collapse over a millennium ago. Here, father-and-son team George and David Stuart lead the reader on a journey with pioneer artists and archaeologists from the 18th century on as they rediscovered Palenque and attempted to document the city's graceful and ornate palaces, temples, bas-reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions. The Stuarts portray a lost world of palace intrigue, of war and peace, of brilliant architects and sculptors, of patron gods and revered ancestors, and of a city teeming with craftsmen, traders and farmers. Today Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place of new reverence and relevance for millions of modern Maya, archaeologists and all those fascinated by the history of the Maya.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 38mm | 861.82g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 167 illustrations, 27 in colour
  • 0500051569
  • 9780500051566
  • 642,771

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The story of a great ancient city that should not be missed.

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