Maya: Secrets of Their Ancient World
By Justin Jennings, Martha Cuevas García and Roberto López Bravo
April 2012, ISBN 978-0-660-20188-7
72 pp., 65 illustrations, 20 x 13 cm, paperback
Shrouded in mystery for centuries, the culture of the ancient Maya is finally being revealed. This book, like its companion exhibition, presents a captivating and up-to-date synopsis of this storied civilization, which rose to incredible heights a thousand years ago in Mesoamerica, then mysteriously faded away.
Discover grand pyramids that were built for the gods but abandoned in the jungle wilderness. Learn about divine rulers, deadly rituals and the realities of everyday life. Marvel at timekeeping and writing systems that have intrigued and tested generations of scholars. This authoritative 72-page volume features over 60 full-colour images of outstanding artifacts.