Maya Archaeology 2: Featuring the Ancient Maya Murals of Calakmul, Mexico

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The ruins of Calakmul, Mexico, have produced a series of significant archaeological finds over the years. Among the most recent and important is a buried platform whose exterior is covered in figural murals. Mural paintings are among the greatest artistic achievements of the Maya, and yet very few have survived ancient destruction or the subsequent ravages of the tropical climate. Thanks to these well-preserved images we are offered an important view of Maya society, one very different from the normal representations of the lordly elite or supernatural. Maya Archaeology 2 offers extensive photographic coverage of this important find and others, together with numerous insights by leading authors into the world of the ancient Maya.

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The ruins of Calakmul, Mexico, have produced a series of significant archaeological finds over the years. Among the most recent and important is a buried platform whose exterior is covered in figural murals. Mural paintings are among the greatest artistic achievements of the Maya, and yet very few have survived ancient destruction or the subsequent ravages of the tropical climate. Thanks to these well-preserved images we are offered an important view of Maya society, one very different from the normal representations of the lordly elite or supernatural. Maya Archaeology 2 offers extensive photographic coverage of this important find and others, together with numerous insights by leading authors into the world of the ancient Maya.