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Mayan writing, history and culture

Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code

by Micheal D. Coe

- the exciting story of the decipherment of the Mayan script.

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Reading the Maya Glyphs

Reading the Maya Glyphs

by Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone

- Coe presents the Maya glyphs and the accompanying grammar in a concise clear manner so that even those with no prior experience in any related subject can understand.

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Mayan Script: A Civilization and its Writing

Mayan Script: A Civilization and its Writing

by Maria Longhena

- a richly-illustrated introduction to the Maya script that explains the meanings of about 200 glyphs, and also provides insights into Mayan everyday life, gods, and rituals. Translated from Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia.

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The Art of the Maya Scribe

The Art of the Maya Scribe

by Michael D. Coe and Justin Kerr

- gorgeously illustrated and relating a fascinating linguistic tale, this look at the art of classic Maya scribes includes the latest research into the deciphering of their mysterious writing.

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The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings

The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings

by David Drew

- a detailed history of the Maya civilisation.

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Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs

by John Montgomery

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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

by Mary Miller & Karl Taube

- an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the Maya and other ancient Mexico peoples such as the Aztec and the Olmec.

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Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

by Simon Martin, Nikolai Grube & Toby Wilkinson

- contains up-to-date details of the Classical Maya period, particularly of the little known kingdoms of Tikal and Copan.

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A Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

A Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

by David Freidel and Linda Schele

- a story of of war, expansion and ritual by two Maya archeologists based recently deciphered Mayan hieroglyphics and artifacts.

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Place of Mirrors

Place of Mirrors: Lessons of the Ancient Maya

by Jeeni Criscenzo

- a novel set during the time of Pacal, a Mayan king who regined at the height of the ancient Maya civilization, told by a modern woman recalling past life experiences.

More information about the book, the author and the Maya can be found at: http://www.jaguar-sun.com

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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

by John Lloyd Stephens, Karl Ackerman and Frederick Catherwood

- an account in two volumes of authors' 1839 exploration to jungles of Central America in search of evidience of ancient Mayan civilization. Includes details of 44 Maya sites, together with Yucatan folkways, manners, dress, ceremonies and amusements. Also contains numerous engravings by Frederick Catherwood.

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Maya Explorer

Maya Explorer: John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and the Yucatan

by Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen

- the exciting biography of John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) who discovered numerous ancient Mayan sites in the jungles of Central America, including Copan, Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Tulum. He also found time to work as a lawyer, diplomat, and even built a railway across Panama.

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The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas: The Life, Art, and Discoveries of Frederick Catherwood

by Fabio Bourbon

- the superbly illustrated biography of Frederick Catherwood, an English artist who accompanied John Lloyd Stephens on his expeditions in Central America. Catherwood drew hundreds of pictures of the Mayan cities they found, reproductions of 200 of which are included in this book.

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An Album of Maya Architecture

An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

- an imaginative and well-executed study of ancient Mayan architecture containing detailled illustrations of 36 Mayan sites.

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Dictionary Of The Maya Language

by Victoria Bricker

- a good dictionary of the Yucatec Mayan language. Also contains a short grammar, a botanical index and a bibliography.

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