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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:   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, c1998.
Description: 431 p. : ill., 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 --
Concordance of Maya personal names --
Key to pronunciation and orthography --
Glossary of gods and supernaturals.
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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George E. Stuart, Ph.D. vice president for research and exploration, "National Geographic" A glorious summary of the Maya world.

 
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