The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas Author Fabio Bourbon
ISBN-10 0789206234
Release 2000
Pages 192
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The story and "adventurous life of Frederick Catherwood, the English artist who discovered lost Mayan cities in the jungles of Central America and the Yucatán plateau in the early 19th century."--Jacket.



Discoveries Lost Cities of the Maya

Discoveries  Lost Cities of the Maya Author Claude F. Baudez
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173007411008
Release 1992-03-30
Pages 175
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The rare photographs, documents, paintings, and drawings in this history of America's pyramid builders answer some of the most puzzling questions about the Mayan civilization



Ancient

Ancient Author Bill Thompson
ISBN-10 1478715510
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 328
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AN EXPEDITION DISAPPEARS WHILE SEARCHING FOR A FORGOTTEN MAYAN CITY. A TREASURE TROVE OF GOLD AND ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS LIES HIDDEN FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF GUATEMALA. POWERFUL MEN WILL DO ANYTHING TO GAIN A PRIZE ONCE THOUGHT LOST FOREVER - A PRICELESS COLLECTION OF MAYAN RELICS. Former Dallas stockbroker and owner of a New York gallery specializing in artifacts and relics, Brian Sadler continues the adventures that began in the award-winning book The Bethlehem Scroll. The wealthy antiquities dealer and amateur archaeologist asks his companion Nicole Farber, a beautiful criminal lawyer from Dallas, to join him in Central America. She goes missing as Sadler begins the search for a vanished explorer who has spent a lifetime searching for a legendary Mayan city of gold. Mystery surrounds Brian Sadler's search as he discovers that powerful and dangerous people are interested in what could be the archaeological discovery of the century. They will do anything to get it, including kidnapping and murdering whoever stands in their way. Follow the intrigue and adventure from New York to London to Dallas, then to Belize and Guatemala, home of the ancient Mayans, in this exciting archaeological mystery.



Lost Cities of North Central America

Lost Cities of North   Central America Author David Hatcher Childress
ISBN-10 0932813097
Release 1992-01
Pages 588
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From the jungles of Central America to the deserts of the southwest down the back roads from coast to coast, maverick archaeologist and adventurer David Hatcher Childress takes the reader deep into unknown America. In this incredible book, search for lost Mayan cities and books of gold, discover an ancient canal system in Arizona, climb gigantic pyramids in the Midwest, explore megalithic monuments in New England, and join the astonishing quest for the lost cities throughout North America. From the war-torn jungles of Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras to the deserts, mountains and fields of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.A. Childress takes the reader in search of sunken ruins, Viking forts, strange tunnel systems, living dinosaurs, Thunderbirds, the Egyptian City in the Grand Canyon, early Chinese explorers, and fantastic lost treasure. Packed with both early and current maps, photos and illustrations. Chapters include: Marbles of the Gods; Chinese Taoists & the International Jade Trade; Ancient Megaliths of the Pacific Coast; Lost Cities of the Maya; Alien Gods & the Crystal Skull; Pyramids of t he Gods; Lost Golden Books of the Maya; Quetzalcoatl & the Pyramids of the Sun; El Dorado & the Seven Gold Cities of Cibola; Diving at the Sunken Pyramids of Aztlatlan; The Search For Atlantis; The Megaliths of Norombega; Exploring Ancient Nevada Seas; The Mysteries of Mount Shasta; Lost Cities of the Evergreens; more.



Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone Author William Carlsen
ISBN-10 9780062407429
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 544
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“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.



The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings

The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings Author David Drew
ISBN-10 0520226127
Release 1999
Pages 450
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An in-depth discussion of the latest archeological findings about the Mayan civilization explores the sophistication of this long-misunderstood culture and addressing such issues as why the civilization disappeared, why they built cities in jungles, and more.



The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God Author Douglas Preston
ISBN-10 9781786694997
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 336
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Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumours have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and warn the legendary city is cursed: to enter it is a death sentence. They call it the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the City – but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a single-engine plane carrying a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but a lost civilization. To confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, plagues of insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. They emerged from the jungle with proof of the legend... and the curse. They had contracted a horrifying, incurable and sometimes lethal disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with history, adventure and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.



Mystery of the Maya

Mystery of the Maya Author Peter Lourie
ISBN-10 0984863753
Release 2015-08-30
Pages 50
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The ancient Maya created one of the greatest civilizations of the New World. They built more than fifty powerful city-states during the Classic period, which lasted for six hundred years. Then, around A.D. 900, the Maya mysteriously abandoned their cities and temples. Even today scientists cannot fully explain their disappearance.Adventurer Peter Lourie travels to Central America to learn about the ancient Mayans.



The Mystery of the Maya

The Mystery of the Maya Author Peter Lourie
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173009949026
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction



Finding the lost cities

Finding the lost cities Author Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040550793
Release 1997
Pages 190
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Explores twelve archeological "lost cities," with accounts of site discovery and investigation of the meaning of recovered objects.



Mystery Cities of the Maya

Mystery Cities of the Maya Author Thomas Gann
ISBN-10 0932813178
Release 1997-03-01
Pages 252
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A book of archaeological adventure in Central America. Gann's book discusses 'devil dances, ' Mayan religion, exotic flints, and has lots of photos, maps and diagrams from the 20s.



Stone of Kings

Stone of Kings Author Gerard Helferich
ISBN-10 9780762776443
Release 2012-12-21
Pages 304
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A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade—the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya—and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical jade mines for more than a century. “A compelling tale.... This well-focused and well-told account brings America’s most mythologized gemstone into sharp relief.” —Wall Street Journal “[T]he story of the search for the long-vanished mines of the Mayas . . . [with] engaging digressions into plate tectonics, the technology of jade carving and the brutal history of the regimes of a succession of Guatemalan generals. . . . [Prospectors] Ridinger and Johnson endured earthquakes, coups, kidnapping, even civil war. But eventually they stumbled upon huge blocks of the alluring, elusive stone.” —New York Times Book Review Selected as an Indie Next List “Great Read” “The search for the sources of this mysterious rock reads like detective fiction, and involves geologists, archaeologists, entrepreneurs, poachers, and a host of other characters, but it’s all true. A wonderful read!” —Michael D. Coe, author of Breaking the Maya Code



The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z Author David Grann
ISBN-10 0385529228
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 352
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The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.



The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology

The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology Author James A. O'Kon
ISBN-10 160163207X
Release 2012
Pages 319
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Uses field exploration, forensic engineering, and 3-D virtual reconstruction of Maya projects to present the best of Mayan technology, including the blast furnace, giant multistory buildings, and the longest bridge in the ancient world.



Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya

Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya Author
ISBN-10 0865652848
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 224
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While Europe was buried in the Dark Ages, the Maya were producing astonishing sculpture, stelae, and wall murals, as well as building magnificent temples, tombs, and ball courts. This extraordinary volume pairs the leading Maya scholar and one of the world’s finest photographers of ancient sites to trace the rise and fall of Mayan civilization through its great royal cities. From El Mirador to the cities of the Maya Renaissance and finally to Chichen Itza, where the 700-year flowering of the Mayan people came to a halt, the riveting history of powerful dynasties, political intrigues, and a flourishing culture is illuminated through new research and evocative photographs. A new reading of artifacts, reliefs, murals, maps, and other archaeological evidence allows Coe to untangle the complex sequence of internecine ritual warfare that fatally weakened the late Maya era.



Maya Explorer

Maya Explorer Author Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen (Historian, United States)
ISBN-10 OCLC:30937973
Release 1960
Pages 324
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Maya Explorer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Maya Explorer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Maya Explorer book for free.



Quest for the Lost City

Quest for the Lost City Author Dana Lamb
ISBN-10 1590480791
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 372
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What do you do for excitement after you and your wife have made adventure travel history? If you're Dana and Ginger Lamb, authors of "Enchanted Vagabonds," you put away your famous canoe, turn away from the sea, and march inland, bound this time not for the misty green waves of the Pacific, but the forbidding green hills of the unexplored Mayan Jungle. Quest for the Lost City is the story of how the Lambs returned to their old Spanish speaking haunts. Only this time they were not roaming in general. They were seeking in particular for the source of a legend, the fabled lost city of the Mayas. For more than 2,000 miles the authors traveled in search of clues to this ancient riddle. They marched through the northern deserts of Mexico, making their way at last to the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico. There they encountered a series of adventures that even their hardened souls were not prepared for. They were attacked by animals and insects. A close friend died a mysterious death. After finding a clue to the lost city, they were brought up short by the Barrier Cliffs, a giant wall of stone which they traveled through, not over, with the aid of some primitive wooden torches. In short, if you are seeking adventure travel at its best, then go no further. Amply illustrated with photographs taken on their legendary journey, Quest for the Lost City remains one of the most exciting exploration books of the 1950s.