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The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs By Justin Kerr

The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

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This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history and belief system. Maps, drawings & photos.

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The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs by Justin Kerr

This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level -- from the casual tourist to the serious student -- The Code of Kings relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had.
Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, The Code of Kings is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

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The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs Reviews


George E. Stuart, Ph.D. vice president for research and exploration, National Geographic A glorious summary of the Maya world.
George Lovell Toronto Globe and Mail Bold and assertive...Schele and Mathews lay to rest depictions of a Mayan past that is still too often veiled in romantic mystery and scientific intrigue.
Sherman Suter Science Linda Schele and Peter Mathews offer a detailed introduction to the politics, religion, and histories recorded in the architecture and art of the ancient Maya.

About Justin Kerr


The late Linda Schele was the John D. Murchison Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include The Blood of Kings (with Mary Miller), A Forest of Kings (with David Freidel), and Maya Cosmos (with David Freidel and Joy Parker). She died in the spring of 1998.

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GOR006094881
The Code of Kings: the Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs by Justin Kerr
Justin Kerr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
1999-06-28
432
0684852098
9780684852096
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