For a thousand years the dense rainforests of Central America concealed the ruins of one of the world's great civilizations, that of the ancient Maya. Behind these ancient cities and their abandoned artworks lie the turbulent stories of their ruling dynasties.
The only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya, the book has been revised and updated to include coverage of the most recent discoveries, from previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings to expanded coverage of diplomacy and warfare.
SIMON .MART IN is a Research Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. For the past fourteen years he has been doing epigraphic fieldwork at Calakmul, Mexico. N I KO LA I G RU B E is a professor of anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn. He has been closely associated with several archaeological projects in the Maya area and is director of the excavation of Uxul in Campeche, Mexico.
Number of Pages: 240 with 36"6" illustrations, 86" in color
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN Number: 9780500287262
Keywords: Guatemala , Maya , Mexico , Culture , Central America , Spanish