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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
Giovanni Dagli Orti, Walter Reuter, Guillermo Aldana, Michael Calderwood, Guillermo Franco Torrijos
22 x 12.5 cm – 8.66 x 4.92 in
ISBN 978 970 9019 30 8
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…