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Explore the story of the Maya: their religions, technologies, arts, and societies. Plus, learn not only about the people themselves, but also about the archaeologists who've discovered their secrets after years of work. National Geographic's extensive photographic and map archives add richness to this new series that trasports readers to significant archaeological sites and brings ancient civilizations to life. 64 pages, hardcover. Ages 10 & up.
As Europe endured its Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology. Modern-day experts provide windows into the Mayan world by interpreting ancient messages, inscribed for future generations.
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NATHANIEL HARRIS studied at University College, Oxford, before beginning a career in publishing. He has been a full-time author, specializing in historical and geographical subjects.