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Mysteries of the Mexican pyramids

Author: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Probes the history, origins, and purpose of the pyramids in the Valley of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America, with emphasis on the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon near Mexico City. Recounts the history of these structures from their first sighting by Cortes as rubble-covered mounds through four centuries of efforts to solve the mystery of their existence.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tompkins, Peter.
Mysteries of the Mexican pyramids.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1976
(OCoLC)742276295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Tompkins
ISBN: 006014324X 9780060143244
OCLC Number: 2316894
Description: xvii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Setting the stage --
Part II. Early observers --
Part III. Romantic explorers --
Part IV. Raising the shroud --
Part V. Scientific analysis --
Part VI. Prehistoric reappraisal.
Responsibility: Peter Tompkins ; dimensional analysis on original drawings by Hugh Harleston, Jr. and historic ill. from many sources.

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Probes the history, origins, and purpose of the pyramids in the Valley of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America, with emphasis on the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon near Mexico City. Recounts the history of these structures from their first sighting by Cortes as rubble-covered mounds through four centuries of efforts to solve the mystery of their existence.

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