Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya
Behind the ancient cities of the Maya and their abandoned artworks lie the turbulent stories of their ruling dynasties. One of the world's greatest and most powerful civilizations, the Maya experienced constant conflict in a landscape divided among numerous kingdoms. Intense rivalries, rapacious conquerors, and repeated dynastic defeat and breakdown are common themes in many tales of this mighty civilization.
The ancient Maya remain one of the most vibrant areas of study in world archaeology. Fresh discoveries in the field, together with the ongoing process of hieroglyphic decipherment, mean that information is constantly coming to light. This new version of the only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya brings the story fully up to date with previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings, as well as additional information on diplomacy and warfare.
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Review: Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient MayaUser Review - Leonide Martin - Goodreads
Well-documented descriptions of the ruling dynasties of 11 Maya cities. Nice overview of Maya time periods, hieroglyphs, calendars, culture and politics. Published in 2000, the name spellings are from ... Read full review
Review: Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient MayaUser Review - Goodreads
I very much enjoyed this book. I have been interested in Maya archaeology and history for many years. This was a very informative and up to date history of the Mayan kingdoms and their rulers. Very much recommended for anyone interested in this area.
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