Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon
Beginning with the building of the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, this powerful volume continues through their histories to the Aztecs, who worshipped there and introduced their conquerors to these mighty pyramids. Black-and-white illustrations.
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