The Forgotten Empire

By: Norman, James

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159 pages. Between 1500 B.C. and the sixteenth century A.D. there flourished in Central America a "lost civilization." It wasn't until 1839 with the explorations of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood that modern American archeology had its beginnings and the Mayan world came to light. This book takes us back to the wondrous cities of the Mayans and explores the history of a people who carved intricate sculptures, knew subtle engineering tricks, had a written language, and discovered the principle of zero, so important in advanced calculations. Usual library markings. Abundant wear but binding remains sound. Decorated boards.