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The Mayans : Dig Up the Secrets of the Dead

Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2017]
Series: History Hunters; Edge Books.; Edge books., History hunters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Jump into the past and visit the world of the mysterious Mayans. Get the lowdown on gruesome sacrifice. Discover why the Mayans wore the heads of their enemies. Take a peek inside the world of the spooky Mayan priest, find out why children were cross-eyed, and discover the world's first chocolate money as you hunt down the secrets of the dead!
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Spilsbury
ISBN: 9781515725510 1515725510
OCLC Number: 946483019
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Ancient Mayans --
Digging Up the Past --
Powerful Gods and a Dark Underworld --
Towering Pyramids and Human Sacrifices --
God-Kings and Burial Masks --
Calendars and Calculations --
Fierce Wars and New Weapons --
Hard Work and Dangerous Games --
Rich Traders and Chocolate Money --
Fancy Palaces and Humble Huts --
Drinking Chocolate and Insect Snacks --
Dress to Impress --
Cracking the Code --
Glossary --
Read More --
Index
Series Title: History Hunters; Edge Books.; Edge books., History hunters.
Responsibility: Louise Spilsbury.

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Jump into the past and visit the world of the mysterious Mayans. Get the lowdown on gruesome sacrifice. Discover why the Mayans wore the heads of their enemies. Take a peek inside the world of the spooky Mayan priest, find out why children were cross-eyed, and discover the world's first chocolate money as you hunt down the secrets of the dead!

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