THE MAYA by Sonia Blesker


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A thorough examination of the Maya civilization which thrived in splendor long before the white man happened upon it opens with a synopsis of archaeological findings of tombs and temples climaxed by a description of the tomb of the high priest, Palenque, symbol of the rich Mayan heritage. A picture of life among the ancient Maya tells of ceremonies and festivals, occupations, marriage customs and dress and everyday concerns. A chapter devoted to the artistic achievements of these people includes a list of the materials used in their crafts. A well written informative anthropological study, by an expert.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1961
Publisher: Morrow