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The Mayas

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Index

4   | Geography of the Maya World

7   | Origins History

12 | social Organization

16 | Trade

18 | Religion

23 | The ballgame

26 | Writing Mathematics

28 | Astronomy

30 | Sculpture

34 | Pottery

36 | Paiting

38 | Architecture

44 | The Mayas of today

46 | Map of the Maya Culture

Author

Susana Vogel

Photos by:

Giovanni Dagli Orti, Walter Reuter, Guillermo Aldana, Michael Calderwood, Guillermo Franco Torrijos


45 Photos-Illustrations
48 Pages
Softcover
22 x 12.5 cm – 8.66 x 4.92 in
ISBN 978 970 9019 30 8


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Contents

The Mayan civilization is the most spectacular and fascinating of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

Some of the most important achievements of this culture were the development of a complex system of hieroglyphic writing, mathematics through vigesimal numbering with dots and bars, and the creation of a calendar system made up of a sacred year of 260 days and a civil year of 365 days.

The Mayas knew exactly the movements of the sun and moon, the cycles of the planet Venus and eclipses. They also built major urban centers with monumental architectural expressions.

This full-color guide provides a complete vision of the Mayan world. The selected examples of sculpture, pottery, painting and architecture, as well as numerous photographs make it possible to become familiar with the art, religion and life of the Mayan people through its different cultural periods.

Did you know that the codices are first-hand historical sources.

Through the intermediation of scribes (artists of great skill in painting on strips of bark paper), indigenous societies left faithful evidence of their cultural and scientific achievements, as well as information on religious beliefs, rites, history, genealogies, alliances, economic system etc…

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