Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca and Maya
Unravel the remarkable mysteries of these ancient peoples of the Americas and their lost cities, fortresses and sacrifices. The great civilizations of Central and South America built sophisticated palaces and pyramids, developed an accurate calendar, and gained a knowledge of astronomy without the benefit of telescopes or a written language, before vanishing 500 years ago. While the Incas and Aztecs were defeated by the arrival of Spanish conquistadors, the fate of the great Mayan empire still remains a mystery. Combined with the quality photography of the renowned DK Eyewitness series, this book helps uncover the fascinating beliefs, rituals and mysteries of these ancient cultures in all their jaw-dropping glory.