Ms Schele's book brings to life the ancient people, making them more real to the reader.
The story might have died there had not the Mormons picked up the elephant-trunk claim and put it in the Book of Mormon in the 1960s and 1970s.
The book is richly illustrated with many drawings of important inscriptions, buildings, monuments, and architectural details.
I like the book a lot but the way the pages are set up it's really hard to follow. It will show a picture of a mural on one page then two pages later is the description that runs... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Ericevils
I loved this book. I took it with me to visit some of the sites it highlights and it brought everything to life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mbotaha
excellent book love it., linda schele and Peter Mathews have done an excellent work .Published 6 months ago by federico velarde
I also have "Forest of the Kings" sibling book to this on. The publisher appears to be both greedy and lazy by making the book smaller than it should be--without changing the... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by BrendaEM
This woman was amazing.
First she studied studio painting. Then she taught art. Then she got interested in Mayans. Read more
It is hard to gainsay Linda Schele's awesome work on the Mayan civilization. But the author's strategy of attempting to get the reader to adopt the point of view of the mayan... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by Robert A. Schultz
I have been to Guatemala five times and know a fair bit about the history but I was looking for some more insight into what is known about the Mayans and their language. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by pkives
I bought this as a gift. This reciepiant loved it. They told me it gives much knowledge on the Maya Langue and the meaning of the the symbols.Published on September 14, 2008 by E. K. Moseley