* Uncovers the rise and fall of the many different empires of Mexico and Central America - their political and military campaigns, their legends and myths, and their art, architecture and social history. * Ground plans and detailed photographs explore over 20 magnificent and vitally important World Heritage sites, including Teotihuacan, Tenochtitlan, Chicen Itaz. Palenque, Tikal and Monte Alban. * Surveys the region's mythology, including tales fo creation, earth and sky; legends of gods, goddesses and heroes; and stories of fertility, harvest and the after life. Charles Phillips is a graduate of Oxford University and is an established historical writer, with a keen interests in the mythology and history of the great Maya and Aztec civilizations.
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