The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history and belief system. Maps, drawings & photos.
- Published: 28 June 1999
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780684852096 ISBN 10: 0684852098
- Sales rank: 522,877
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Full description for The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level -- from the casual tourist to the serious student -- "The Code of Kings" relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had. Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, "The Code of Kings" is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.