Secrets in Stone

Secrets in Stone

All About Maya Hieroglyphs

Book - 2001
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Secrets in Stone takes you through how the great cities of the Maya were rediscovered and how after a century the secrets of the Maya hieroglyphs were deciphered, revealing the lost culture of the Maya. Page by page, this ancient civilization comes alive with many colourful illustrations and intriguing photographs that introduce us to its cities, kings, rituals and costumes. Includes a GlyphMaster for creating your very own mystery messages.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2001.
ISBN: 9780439987912
0439987911
9780439987905
0439987903
Branch Call Number: 497.415211 C855
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill., col. map.
Additional Contributors: English, Sarah Jane 1956-

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MATT MORGAN Jul 01, 2013

An excellent summary. If you've read Michael Coe's "Breaking the Maya Code," this follows that canonical hsitory of the field very closely, but written and illustrated for kids.

It's not shy about bloodletting and war, so it might not be good for little ones. Plus it's pretty complicated. But to me it feels like it's written to a fairly young audience in other ways, so the age range for this one is fairly narrow.

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MATT MORGAN Jul 01, 2013

MATT MORGAN thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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