Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: 2nd Edition
"The ideal reference on Maya archaeology."—Science News
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.
Halftitle This portrait of one of the TIKAL
Tikal kings called Chak Tok Ichaak
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Accession Acropolis Aguateca Ahkal Mo Ajaw Altar Bajlaj Chan K'awiil Ballcourt Bird Jaguar Bonampak Burial Calakmul CALIFORNIA/SANTA CRUZ Caracol carved ceremony Chaak Chak Tok Ich'aak Chan Chaak Chan Yopaat Chapaat Classic Maya Copan CRUZ The University death Early Classic emblem glyph excavated father Glyphic spelling Grube Hieroglyphic Stairway Houston inscriptions Itzamnaaj Bahlam Itzamnaaj K'awiil jade Jasaw Chan K'awiil K'an Joy Chitam K'atun K'inich Janaab K'inich Janaab Pakal K'inich Tatbu Skull king king's known as Ruler Late Classic later Lintel lord Monuments Stelae Mother Lady Nahb Naranjo Nuun Ujol Chaak Palenque Palenque's panel Piedras Negras Pilas Plaza political portrait pyramid Quirigua reign ritual royal Schele Seibal shows Skull II stone Temple Teotihuacan Tikal Tiliw Chan tomb Tonina Ujol K'inich University Library UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/SANTA Usumacinta Waxaklajuun Ubaah K'awiil Witz Xook Yajaw Yax K'uk Yax Nuun Ahiin Yaxchilan Yaxha Yo'nal Ahk Yohl K'inich Yuknoom