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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Aguateca Ahkal Mo Ajaw Altar Bajlaj Chan K'awiil Bird Jaguar Burial Calakmul captive Caracol carved central ceremony Chak Tok Ich'aak Classic Maya Copan death Dynastic title Early Classic emblem glyph erected excavated father Glyphic spelling Accession Grube headdress Hieroglyphic Stairway Houston inscriptions Itzamnaaj Bahlam Itzamnaaj K'awiil jade Jasaw Chan K'awiil K'an Joy Chitam K'atun K'atun-ending K'awiil Chan K'inich K'inich Janaab K'inich Janaab Pakal king's known Lady Six Sky Late Classic later Lintel lord Mexican Nahb Naranjo Nuun Ujol Chaak Palenque Palenque's panel Petexbatun Piedras Negras Pilas Plaza political portrait Preclassic pyramid Quirigua record region reign ritual royal Ruler Schele Seibal shows Sihyaj Chan K'awiil Snake kingdom Spearthrower Spearthrower Owl Stela Stela 11 stone stucco surviving Temple Teotihuacan Tikal king tomb Tonina Uaxactun Ucanal Ujol K'inich Witz Xook Yajaw Yax K'uk Yax Nuun Ahiin Yaxchilan Yaxha Yich'aak K'ahk Yik'in Chan K'awiil Yo'nal Ahk Yopaat Yuknoom