From the legendary Teotihuacán, to the mysterious El Tajín, from Palenque to Chichen Itzá, the most famous Mexican archeological sites are studied in these pages. Enormous architectural complexes, monumental sculptures, sophisticated ceramic pieces and stupendous jewels are the testimony of the richness and refinement of the cultures of the people who lived here before the arrival of Columbus in this part of pre-Columbian America. The book is divided into chapters that study the distinct regions and archeological sites. Text and footnotes, rigorous but very clear, are accompanied by splendid photographic images and three dimensional reconstructions, drawings and various maps.
About the Author
Davide Domenici graduated cum laude in Modern Writings with a thesis about the history and civilization of pre-Columbian America. He has participated and coordinated numerous academic seminars regarding the ancient people of Mesoamerica and has given classes at the University of Bologna. He has also participated in excavations in Peru, Chile and Mexico.