NOVA: Lost King of the Maya/Maya Lords of the Jungle
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The second film, if I remember the credits correctly, was something like 1981, It is an overview of Mayan archeology and what we knew of the Mayan's at that time. Well done, and a good, though dated, overview, this film also intelligently examines the complex problem of the Mayan collapse and sites reasons why it was likely not the simple depletion of local resources that it was once thought to be.
I believe this two-CD set is the best I've yet seen on the subject. Being a teacher, I feel the need to note that both films are suitable for history or art classrooms - esp. high school or college level but could be appropriate for jr. high as well.
I have visited all the major Maya cities through the years and followed the impressive progress in understanding the Maya language. The Spanish priests who accompanied Cortez to the new world burned almost all the Maya books, labeling them as work of the devil. In the years since, scholars have made great progress in deciphering the Maya writing system. The Maya people still live in the lowland rain forests in Mexico and Central America today.
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David, could you please stop touching the artifacts with your greasy hands!Published 28 days ago by L. Marantz
Just buy this. It's NOVA and if you're interested in the archaeology of Mayan sites, it's a must have. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Ritchie