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What does the art of the Maya elite reveal about one of the ancient world’s greatest civilisations? An expert on this intriguing Central American culture discusses.
Professor Norman Hammond explores what we know today of the Mayan civilisation (100 BC – 900 AD), renowned for its temple pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. He draws on examples from richly stocked tombs, pottery vases with scenes of courtly life, and recently deciphered hieroglyphic writing. Professor Hammond also details research from the past decade suggesting that Mayan art reached a sophisticated level centuries earlier than was previously thought.
Discover the lives, wars, and triumphs of these divine kings, whose legacy still impresses modern visitors at sites such as Tikal, Copan, Palenque, and Chichén Itzá.
Professor Norman Hammond is a Senior Fellow at Cambridge, Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, and Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Boston University. He has written many books on the Maya civilisation.
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Feature image: Edzná, Mayan archaeological site in Campeche, Mexico