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I visited the NE Yucatan three times in the s, devoting most of my time to hiking the coast and, with the help of young Maya, trekking overland to ruins they’d tell me of.

Recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has achele the 1st written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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After reading this book, some of them will stick in your mind forever. Dchele using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Overall, this is a great book for people interested in some of the major city states and kings of the ancient Maya, and though the information is outdated and the translations crude by today’s standard, it is still an enjoyable, educational, and accessible read for people of all backgrounds. Now we can say that the Mayas have come out of the forest into our consciousness, thanks to these two authors. The Best Books of What a labor of love this book is! Hailed as “a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization” Brian M.


But unless cshele have a strong interest in history, and especially in the history of the ancient Maya, you will find yourself skimming the heavier parts while on the lookout for the salient and interesting details found throughout the book.

I still feel that that volume is the best overall history.

Dec 08, Wayne Swanson rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I am officially giving up on this book at page The isolated nature of the Maya global influence gives one a glimpse into the very nature of humanity. Overall, a good book!

Nov 03, Ralph-Michael Chiaia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I mean, it is great that you get an annotation like “sacrifice” pointing to an incomprehensible to an uninitiated jumble of lijda, but that is as much explanation as you get. I learned everything I know about Mesoamerican culture from her. It should be considered basic reading for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating culture.

Una Selva de Reyes : La Asombrosa Historia de los Antiguos Mayas

Keep in mind, the subject matter is focused on writings, cities and kingship rather than on day to day life of all the Maya. Reads like a research journal, and is way too focused on the archeological remains for my taste. Llnda 22, Ron Banister rated it liked it. This book really brought the history and culture of the sites we visited to life and provided the context needed to really get an understanding of this amazing civilization.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. In between, most chapters focus on a specific city: Here the great rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. She was quite a character I still feel that that vol Mayas come out of the woods When I was a youth, people said the Mayas were the one peaceful civilization.


A dark and bloody history of superstition, violence and fear. To ask other readers questions about A Forest of Kingsplease sign up. I would have been more comfortable with reeys more cautious, scholarly approach, reges the one hand, or a more purely novelistic one, on the other.

Jan 19, Chris rated it really liked it. However it tells of The joy of this book is that scehle was one of the first to be published after the major breakthrough in understanding the Maya script. It’s just the amount of detail which may overwhelm a reader who is not so familiar with the Maya or who doesn’t need every date, every name, and every symbol.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. On one point, though, they got me going, that being their repeated references to the vision quests through bloodletting.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya by Linda Schele

This book is a great showcase of what we lost when the great Linda Schiele died. But there is a lot of human sacrifice to keep the story in the red. While both authors ryes undisputed authorities in Mayan civilization, this book has all the appeal of a research journal: