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The code of kings : the language of seven sacred Maya temples and tombs

Author: Linda Schele; Peter Mathews
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Schele; Peter Mathews
ISBN: 0684852098 9780684852096
OCLC Number: 41423034
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Originally published: New York : Scribner, ©1998.
Description: 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pyramid-mountains and plaza-seas --
Tikal: Toh-Chak-Ich'ak's palace --
Palenque: Hanab-Pakal's tomb --
Copan: the great plaza of Waxaklahun-Ubah-K'awil --
Seibal: the K'atun-ending commemoration of Ah-Bolon-Abta Wat'ul-Chatel --
Chich'en Itza: the great ballcourt --
Uxmal: the nunnery quadrangle of Chan-Chak-K'ak'nal-Ahaw --
Iximche': the capital of the Kaqchikel Maya.
Other Titles: Language of seven sacred Maya temples and tombs
Responsibility: Linda Schele and Peter Mathews ; photographs by MacDuff Everton and Justin Kerr.

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Sherman Suter <i>Science</i> Linda Schele and Peter Mathews offer a detailed introduction to the politics, religion, and histories recorded in the architecture and art of the ancient Maya.

 
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