Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
This new National Geographic book spans the 4,000-year-old history of the Maya, who developed one of the most remarakable civilizations in pre-Colombian America.The authors detail the painstaking work of reconstructing and deciphering the intricate hieroglyphs left behind by Mayan scribes--records that have led to wondrous discoveries.
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