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.