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The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
by Linda Schele and Peter Mathews
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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... (read more)

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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
by Linda Schele
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This is an account of Maya history based on the deciphering of hieroglyphic inscriptions. Because the epigraphic record is too limited to allow a comprehensive reconstruction of Maya history, Schele and Freidel have arranged their story by sites... (read more)

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Maya Explorer: John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and Yucatan
Maya Explorer: John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and Yucatan
by Victor W Von Hagen
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This classic Chronicle book remains available as a print-on-demand title. You can purchase it from an online bookseller or by order from your local bookstore.... (read more)

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The Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica
The Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica
by Muriel Porte Weaver
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hed new light on many of the ideas that have shaped the last fifty years of Mesoamerican archaeology.... (read more)

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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
by Sylvanus Griswold Morley
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Best introduction to the topic — easily accessible to beginners. Extremely full in interpretation; very thorough in exposition of variants and unusual features, with reproductions of many inscriptions unavailable elsewhere. Material from Old... (read more)

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Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
by Gary Bevington
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The Yucatan Peninsula draws many North American and European travelers each year to view the ruins of the pre-Columbian Classical Maya civilization and the abundant native flora and fauna. For these travelers, as well as armchair travelers and students... (read more)

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Maya Archaelogist
Maya Archaelogist
by J Eric S Thompson
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Maya Archaeologist is an autobiographical account of explorations in Mayan ruins by J. Eric Thompson, one of the worlds foremost authorities on the Maya Indians of Mexico and Central America. Based on his expeditions from 1926 to 1936 - when conditions... (read more)

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Secrets of the Maya
Secrets of the Maya
by Archaeology Magazine
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Unlock the mysteries of the Mayan world. Deep in the rain forests of South and Central America, the Mayan culture thrived for almost 4,000 years. From the earliest Mayan farmer in 2,600 BC through the thirteenth century AD, the Maya developed an... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #155: The Quiche Mayas of Utatlan: The Evolution of a Highland Guatemala Kingdom
Civilization of the American Indian #155: The Quiche Mayas of Utatlan: The Evolution of a Highland Guatemala Kingdom
by Robert M Carmack
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Now available in paperback for the first time since its publication in 1980, The Quiché Mayas of Utatlán offers a full account of the Quichés, the most powerful Maya group in the Guatemala highlands at the time of the Spanish... (read more)

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The Hidden Maya
The Hidden Maya
by Martin Brennan
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Brennan uses Plains Indian handsigns and other communication symbols to decipher Maya inscriptions, revealing hidden messages that have not been understood for hundreds of years. ... (read more)

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Breaking the Maya Code (Rev 99 - Old Edition)
Breaking the Maya Code (Rev 99 - Old Edition)
by Michael D. Coe
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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... (read more)

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Rise & Fall of the Maya Civilization
Rise & Fall of the Maya Civilization
by J. Eric and S. Thompson
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Ever since the discovery of the magnificent ruins of the Maya cities in the Central American jungles, men have speculated about this stone-age people, who without metal tools, without beasts of burden, without even a knowledge of the wheel, developed... (read more)

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Maya 7TH Edition
Maya 7TH Edition
by Michael D Coe
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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the... (read more)

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Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
by Dennis Tedlock
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a... (read more)

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The World of the Ancient Maya
The World of the Ancient Maya
by John Henderson
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Since it was first published in 1981, The World of the Ancient Maya has established itself as an extraordinarily accomplished -- comprehensive, elegantly written, and concise -- introduction to the rich Maya culture. In this edition, John S. Henderson... (read more)

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Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
by Gerard Helferich
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Long prized as one of the most precious substances on earth, jade has been used to adorn kings, cure disease, and perform sacred rituals, including human sacrifice. For millennia, it played a crucial role in the culture of the Maya and other ancient... (read more)

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Mystery Cities of the Maya: Exploration and Adventure in Lubaantun and Belize
Mystery Cities of the Maya: Exploration and Adventure in Lubaantun and Belize
by Thomas Gann
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Reprinted from London publisher Thomas Duckworth's 1925 classic on the Atlantis myth, this is a rollicking archeological adventure in the Central American jungle by one of the last gung-ho English explorers in the tradition of Livingston. Gann battles... (read more)

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Scribes, Warriors, and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya (New Aspects of Antiquity)
Scribes, Warriors, and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya (New Aspects of Antiquity)
by William L Fash
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Copan in modern Honduras was one of the great cities of the Classic Maya. Abandoned to the rain forest for nearly a thousand years, it was rediscovered in the early 1800s. Now, two centuries later, an international team of scholars is solving the puzzle... (read more)

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Gonzolo Guerrero the Great Survivor
Gonzolo Guerrero the Great Survivor
by Layton Quick
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In 1511 eighteen year old Spaniard Gonzolo Guerrero and twelve other shipwreck survivors drift across the Caribbean sea to the Yucatan Peninsula from just south and west of Jamaica. The ship was laden with treasures stolen, by cruel force from the Darien... (read more)

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Popol Vuh: The Book of the Ancient Maya
Popol Vuh: The Book of the Ancient Maya
by Delia Goetz
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Encompassing origin and creation stories as well as other ancient oral traditions, the Popol Vuh, which was originally written in Quiché, is the bible of the Mayan people. This translation is widely regarded as the most authoritative available,... (read more)

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