by Micheal D. Coe
- the exciting story of the decipherment of the Mayan script.
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.
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.
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.
by David Drew
- a detailed history of the Maya civilisation.
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by John Montgomery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
by Tatiana Proskouriakoff
- an imaginative and well-executed study of ancient Mayan architecture containing detailled illustrations of 36 Mayan sites.
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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