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Palenque : eternal city of the Maya

Author: David Stuart; George E Stuart
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, ©2008.
Series: New aspects of antiquity.
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"Sunday, 15 June 1952. Having spent four years clearing a secret passage inside Palenque's Temple of the Inscriptions, Mexican archaeologist Alberto Ruz gazed into a vaulted chamber. There, beneath a gigantic carved stone block, he would make a spectacular discovery: the intact burial of King Pakal, complete with jade jewelry and an exquisite burial mask." "Pakal was the most prominent among a long line of monarchs  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stuart, David, 1965-
Palenque.
New York : Thames & Hudson, c2008
(OCoLC)617069693
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stuart; George E Stuart
ISBN: 9780500051566 0500051569
OCLC Number: 227016561
Description: 272 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Palenque and its world --
An ancient city discovered --
Visitors spread the word --
Archaeology comes to Palenque --
The early lords --
The king of kings --
The house of resurrection --
Gods and rulers --
A city fades away.
Series Title: New aspects of antiquity.
Responsibility: David Stuart & George Stuart.

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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. This title documents the city's graceful and ornate palaces,  Read more...

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