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Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Categories: History, World
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In this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time. You will learn how the Maya civilization developed, the major turning points in their 3,000-year-long history, the mysteries surrounding their demise, and some of the unique places where Maya exist to this day.

In the first part of this audiobook, you will discover the origins of the Maya civilization and the Mesoamerican cultures that may have influenced them. You will find out why Maya (out of all the different tribes that existed in the region at the time) have captured the imagination of the West so much. The audiobook will reveal how they lived, ate, slept, whom they worshipped, and how they used herbal medicines and hallucinogenic plants to treat the sick.

You learn about their trading routes and rivalries with another famous Mesoamerican tribe - the Aztecs. The audiobook will go into the decline of the Maya civilization and how their rivalries with the Aztecs aided the victory of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, led by the famous Spaniard Hernán Cortés. You will also learn about the heroic efforts of the Maya to fend off the Spaniards, and why they were able to succeed at this task for much longer than the Aztecs.

The audiobook will also track down the Maya living today, a population that is still six-million strong and adhere to many of the traditions that their ancestors once held. The audiobook will also cover battle tales and gore of human sacrifice. All this and much more will be discussed so listen to this captivating audiobook now to learn more about the Maya Civilization.

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sweet past

loved it. I gained sweet understanding of the culture and encouraged to seek more . Thank you!

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History You need To Know

A fascinating history revealing book, well researched. My thanks to this author for this book and to the dealer at Amazon who made it available to me.

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Informative and Very Well Described

Absolutely fantastic book. The information is very compelling. The writing and narrating is fantastic. This book is highly recommended.

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An outstanding book

I don't give many 5-star ratings, but I don't see how this book could be any better. The history is fascinating, the writing is always fluent and interesting and the history is very thoroughly researched.

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Very Well Documented

How amazing is to find a book on Mayan history that is great to read and also puts you in the context of the events that happened during the time the ruins were found. I am Guatemalan and I learned so much from the history of my country. I liked the information of the places, it makes you feel you are there. Very well documented!

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Brilliant

A brilliantly written page-turner about the discovery of the major Mayan ruins in the first half of the nineteenth century. This author's writing gives the listener a real sense of the challenges faced by these adventurers

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Maya Civilization

Together with Time Among the Mayas, this book The Maya is a must, specially if traveling in Mesoamerica. Gives a concise idea of the development of the cultures in that area. A audiobook explained with excellence and very easy to understand.

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Informative

Well-expressed, informative and, most importantly, reasonably up-to-date. It gives a thorough overview of the Maya civilization, illustrated with photos, drawings and maps for each period of its development. A 'must-have' for Maya lovers, interesting not only for beginners in this field.

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Pretty Good

Bought this for my daughter. We are going to Mexico to explore some Mayan Ruins soon. She enjoyed listening to this and learned a lot. She can't wait to learn more during our trip

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Detailed Book On Maya Civilization

I very much enjoyed this book. This book provided an excellent description full of detail. The book may not be for those unfamiliar with Maya and the history of the discovery of the Maya. It should be grabbed.

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  • Joe Cranston
  • 12-04-17

It was new to me before listening to this book.

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This name was new to me and I was not sure about it then i got this book and listen, oh what a fabulous book and what great description provided by the author to me.

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  • Cotham Mark
  • 12-04-17

True Adventure and Discovery...

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Amazing story of the lives, adventures and discoveries of two little known men. Their discoveries alone, if widely known and appreciated, would change American perceptions and appreciation of our neighbors to the south. Every American school child should learn of these two men and what they found.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 12-04-17

Great, True, Adventure Story...

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I really had no idea about Stephens or Catherwood or their expedition into Central America, but Carlsen does a really good job of blending some background information about these two and their travels among the Mayan ruins.

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 12-01-17

More than cool stuff here!!!

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This book rocks and has all you need to know about three cultures in one

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 12-04-17

Remarkable apart some issues.

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The art skills shown are more than remarkable especially considering that were made in the jungle and often with very poor light and deep shadows. I recommend this book and I hope to see the drawings in a media better than a Kindle audible book.

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