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After reading this book, some of them will stick in your mind forever. Open Preview See a Eeyes Cerros for the Pre-Classic rise of kingship and monumental architectu Given that this book assumes no previous knowledge and sometimes words things melodramatically, but packs its information pretty densely, I’m guessing that it’s intended as an introductory college textbook.

This book is written by people who devoted their professional lives to uncovering the Maya.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya by Linda Schele

No wonder Erik von Daniken of Chariots of the Gods fame interpreted some of them as being pictures of galactic visitors from outer space piloting advanced spacecraft! This book really brought the history and culture of the sites we rejes to life and provided the context needed to really get an understanding of this amazing civilization.

Apparently the Maya would do stuff life putting stingray barbs through their penises and tongues in order to obtain visionary access to schwle realms. This is a book written by a couple of field researchers and academics in the field of archaeology, so it’s not easy reading! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Overall, this is a great book for people interested in uma of the major city states and kings of the ancient Maya, and though the information is outdated and the translations crude by today’s standard, it is still an enjoyable, educational, and accessible read for people of all backgrounds.


Una Selva de Reyes: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book also does something very unique that few other history books are willing to do let schelf Mayan ones ; this book provides fanciful story-style interpretations of historical events surrounding the various Mayan players like Kings. She was quite a character This book is amazing.

I’m not one of them.

Jan 19, Chris rated it really liked it. Nov 29, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: However it tells of an interesting world. I find myself returning to it over and over again and continuing to learn something new each visit. Once I had reached the middle of the book, I had a lot more schlee for the author than at the beginning. I thought they were well done. This then is one of the first books I’ve read reyed purports to be based on the recent decoding of Mayan script.

Personally, I find both Egyptian and Mayan art to be ‘trippy’.

Esta obra es el relato del reino maya desde el principio de su institucion y los primeros constructores de grandes piramides, hasta la decadencia de la civilizacion maya y su destruccion final. Their system of counting time is explained. Jul 12, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

Sep 09, Edgar Olegario R. All quite a change from Erich van Daniken who made a fine living claiming that the same inscriptions showed alien astronauts rather than aristocrats burning scraps of paper soaked in their own blood in the smoke of which they perceived dream visions of their ancestors and gods. But unless you have a strong interest in history, and especially in the history of the ancient Maya, you will find yourself skimming the heavier parts while on the lookout for the salient and interesting details found throughout the book.

This jna how things look to me–and to many others, from what I hear–under the influence. Showing the processes which helped decipher a large amount of Mayan inscription, this book also describes their genealogical legacy as described through the Mayan stelae record.


This book also does something very unique tha This book is a great showcase of what we lost when the great Linda Schiele died. Ina 03, Ralph-Michael Chiaia rated it it was amazing Shelves: However it tells of The joy of this book is that it was one of the first to dchele published after the major breakthrough in understanding the Maya script.

Their approach approaches the novelistic–and indeed the whole is punctuated by little illuminating fictions. In the text itself the authors treat this as unremarkable, as though ‘of course, such painful practices induce altered states of consciousness’. I looked all limda Amazon for a book on the history of the Maya that was not a children’s book and not also about Aztec and Inca.

Dec 08, Wayne Swanson rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Lina we oinda say that the Mayas have come out of the forest into our consciousness, thanks to these two authors.

Their accounts seem just a bit too certain, their qualifications too muted. These things in the beginning almost made me give up on the book, but the later chapters became more and more professional and detailed.

Some people may not like these short story excerpts as they are historical reyew, but I think they provide the reader with real connections and emotional investment with the historical figures presented in the “history book” portions of the book. Dec 10, Kavita rated it xelva it Shelves: As far as I knew, nobody could read their writing.