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summary î A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya õ Recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given the 1st written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion In this book two of the 1st central figures in the effort to decode the glyphs Linda Schele David Freidel detail Recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given the 1st written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion In this book two of the 1st central figures in the effort to decode the glyphs Linda Schele David Freidel detail this history A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship from the beginning of its institution the 1st great pyramid buil. The book st

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Rchitecture in the ancient world Long placed on a mist shrouded pedestal as austere peaceful stargazers Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous aggressive city states Hailed as a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization Brian M Fagan author of People of the Earth A Forest of Kings is a must for interested readers says Evon Vogt Harvard anthropology profess. This was a

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A Forest of Kings The Untold Story of the Ancient MayaDers 2000 years ago to the decline of Maya civilization its destruction by the Spanish Here the great rulers of pre Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing At its height Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield Jaguar who ruled for over 60 years expanding his kingdom building some of the most impressive works of a. This is the