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  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Summary

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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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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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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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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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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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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