Aztec and Maya: An Illustrated History: The Definitive Chronicle of the Ancient Peoples of Central America and Mexico - Including the Aztec, Maya, Olm (Hardcover)
This wide-ranging reference book covers almost 3000 years of history, offering enthralling insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of the many different empires of Central America and Mexico.
Stories of sun-gods and blood sacrifice, of pyramids and temples, and of the fabulous treasuries filled with gold have fascinated many generations and are explored in detail, in this sumptuous new large-format edition. The World Heritage sites of historic Mexico City and Tenochtitl n, Teotihuac n, Chich n Itz , Tikal and Monte Alb n, are examined giving life to the civic, military and everyday world of the time. This unrivaled volume is not only a perfect introduction to the history of these lost civilizations, but also a stunning visual record of a unique period that has helped to shape our world.
About the Author
Charles Phillips is an established historical author with a keen interest in the mythology and history of the great Maya and Aztec civilizations.