Breaking the Maya Code (Hardback)
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Short Description for Breaking the Maya Code This is a story of how the Mayan glyphs found in the ancient ruins of Copan in Central America and other Mayan sites have been deciphered within the last twenty years.
- Published: 01 October 1992
- Format: Hardback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500050613 ISBN 10: 0500050619
Full description for Breaking the Maya Code
Thanks to an extraordinary scientific breakthrough, Mayan monuments are revealing a history lost to humanity for a millennium. Coe gives the inside story of the decipherment of Mayan glyphs, portraying the Maya as a complex civilization, obsessed with warfare, dynastic rivalries, and ritual bloodletting, yet creators of supreme masterpieces in art and architecture. Illustrations.