[[ download books ]] Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztects and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples Author Maria Longhena – Sisnlaw.co.uk

Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztects and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples Ancient Mexico traces the development of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayas, and Aztecs who left testimony to their remarkable cultures in the form of great architectural complexes, sculptures, ceramics, and jewelry, as well as complex written records that have only recently begun to reveal their secrets Provides a comprehensive overview of the entire historical panorama of the peoples of Central America from the earliest traces of the Olmec civilization to the era of the conquistadors a world of distinctive traditions and high achievements Spectacularly illustrated with overfull color photographs, archival reproductions and specially comissioned artists renderings of what the ancient monuments looked like in their prime Features a section devoted to the surprisingly advanced and sophisticated everyday life of the Meso american peoples, newly reconstructed by archaeologists and ethnologists Includes a geographical and archaeological exploration of the spectacular remains of ancient and once impregnable cities and kingdoms


About the Author: Maria Longhena

Maria Longhena studied ancient history at Bologna University and wrote her thesis on pre Columbian history and civilizations of America She has carried out research on collections of objects from pre Columbian Peru at the Museo di Anthropologia at Florence University, the Musee de l Homme in Paris, and the Musees Royaux d Art et d Histoire in Brussels She has collaborated on several exhibitions dealing with pre Columbian archaeology, and has specialized in the religions and writings of ancient Peru and ancient Mexico.



10 thoughts on “Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztects and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples

  1. Peter Tillman Peter Tillman says:

    This oversize coffee table book has beautifully reproduced, well chosen photographs, but significant drawbacks.Pluses Excellent photos of iconic objects Good cross section of prehispanic Mesoamerican artwork artifacts Nice feature articles on many maj


  2. Alexus Alexus says:

    Amazing photography Worth looking through for that alone While the written information is pretty slight, it gives a decent but VERY fast overview and some interesting discussion of particular sites A good read for someone traveling to some of these sites, or


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