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A Forest of Kings The Untold Story of the Ancient MayaRecent 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 joy of this book is that it was one of the first to be published after the major breakthrough in understanding the Maya script No longer were we in the serene world of priestly astronomers but of the would be big beasts of the political jungle asserting their greatness heritage and deeds on stelesThe obvious limitation is that as time moves on from publication is discovered and is translated the the views advanced in the book will be subject to revisionHowever it tells of an interesting world A city state civilisation built out of the jungle that struggled to maintain political order in the face of an obscure environmental or ecological catastrophe It's a nice update to Eric Thompson's The Rise and Fall of Maya CivilizationThe big surprise was that understanding their script overturned understanding of the Maya world which because it was understood that they were interested in numbers and astronomy many of their carved stelae marking significant dates so it was thought they were cerebral astronomers their culture fixated upon the heavens their written inscriptions revealed that their interest in dates and astronomy and conjunctions was in part political All uite 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

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PDF ↠ BOOK A Forest of Kings FREE Ä LINDA SCHELE ¸ 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 ForesRchitecture 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 Co written by one of the most prominent Maya scholars of the 20th century the late Linda Schele this book examines the Mayan civilization through its linguistic legacy 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

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Ders 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 Linda Schele rules and i hope all the mysteries of the maya were revealed to her when she entered xibalba and I know she will trick the gods of death and emerge from the turtles back as a resplendent world tree shining under the mesoamerican sun