Breaking the Maya Code (Paperback)
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Short Description for Breaking the Maya Code Coe's classic inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time--the last decoding of an ancient script--has been updated to reflect the fast-changing advancements in decipherment. 112 illustrations.
- Published: 01 October 1999
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500281338 ISBN 10: 0500281335
- Sales rank: 420,403
Full description for Breaking the Maya Code
Among the more exciting advances to be described are: the discovery of the specific Maya language and sophisticated grammar used by the ancient scribes on stone monuments and painted vases; archaeological explorations of tombs and buildings of the ancient founders of the great city of Copan, whose very existence had been predicted by epigraphers through glyphic decipherment; the realization that many small city-states were dominated by two rival giants, Tikal and Calakmul, through a potent combination of military conquest, diplomacy, and royal marriages.