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Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids

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Probes the history, origins, and purpose of the pyramids in the Valley of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America, with emphasis on the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon near Mexico City. Recounts the history of these structures from their first sighting by Cortes as rubble-covered mounds through four centuries of efforts to solve the mystery of their existence.
Hardcover, 427 pages
Published 1976 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Jaime Contreras
There is much written here about the pyramids of Mexico that can be contested but it is well presented. The author gives the religious, cultural, mythical and scientific importance of the pyramids. Through extensive research, one finds out more than one ever expected about the pyramids throughout Mexico. While focusing primarily on the pyramids in the Valley of Mexico (south central Mexico), the author does touch on the Mayan pyramids to the south. I must admit that some of the technical aspects ...more
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This one I really liked. After reading Prescott and Stevens I felt like I had invested a lot of time on this subject. I have now travelled to all but Columbia, Peru, Bolivia and Honduras. Some countries I have been to several times and have seen the common sights and some of the out of the way stuff. I love Mexico and will go again at the drop of a sombrero. This is a decent ancient history summary. My favorite area is south of Cancun, the Mayan ruins and further south into Belize.
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Peter Tompkins was an American journalist, World War II spy, and best-selling author.
His best known and most influential books include The Secret Life of Plants, published in 1973, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, reprinted in paperback in 1997, and Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids, published in 1976. He is the father of author Ptolemy Tompkins.
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