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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of Mayan civilization, 5 Dec 2000
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This review is from: The Lost Chronicles Of The Maya Kings (Paperback)
This is an excellent book about the Maya. It brings you right up to date with current knowledge and thinking, It balances archealogical knowledge with the de-cyphering by the epigraphers of the writtfrances@en history. I have travelled widely in this area, visited most of the major sites and read many books on the area, I can say this is the best and most thorough book I have read on the Maya. I love the way the author draws together the different sources and melds them together into this fasinating and scholarly work, at the same time it is highly readable book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed yet easy to read, 29 Jan 2004
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I went to Meso-America last November and visited Tikal, Chichen-Itza and Tulum. I came back wanting to know more about the Maya and bought this book. David Drew is very clear and presents a complex subject very well. From the best known archaelogical sites to the ones off the beaten track, he explains how they fit and their importance in Maya history. Also very interesting are the chapters on "breaking the code" of Maya hieroglyphs, the calendrics and numbers, as well as the influence of the Spanish conquistadores. After reading this book, I just want to go back to the region, see sites I didn't see before, as well as re-visiting places I went to with a new insight.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting and well written, 25 Oct 2002
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This book is wonderful: it's a pretty detailed overview of Maya history, with a wonderful section dedicated to the study of Maya hieroglyphs, and of the "history of Maya history", that is the chronicles of explorers and scholars who dedicated their lives to the study of this amazing civilization.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 16 Oct 2012
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This book provides an excellent overview of the Maya from pre-classic through to the post / terminal classic. It also provides detailed descriptions of the key Maya sites and the findings of the archaelogists who studied them.
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