The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings
by David Drew
Phoenix, Orion Books, 2000, colour and b/w photographic plates, b/w illustrations, maps, paperback, ISBN 0753809893
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, slight crease in top front, crease to spine
'The Maya were unique among pre-Hispanic civilisations of the Americas in elaborating a sophisticated, fully developed writing system. For a very long time little of their script could be understood, but in recent years major advances in decipherment have shed a whole new light on the Maya world and those who ruled it. From inscribed stone monuments set up in the temples and plazas of their cities has emerged written history: the chronicles of the Maya kings.
Drawing on a wealth of sources - from the accounts of early explorers and archaeologists to the most recent research - David Drew charts the course of Maya discovery and presents answers to many of the mysteries posed by one of the most enigmatic and intriguing of all ancient societies.'