A classical Maya News Report

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Breaking the Maya Code

Michael D. Coe, Thames and Hudson, 1999.

This book describes the deciphering of the incredibly complex, ancient Mayan written language. The book itself is complex, but is also an exciting detective story that reveals fascinating information about the very idea of language, as well as details of everyday Mayan life.
Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya

Victor Montejo, Groundwood Books, 1999.

This retelling for young adults of some of the stories from the sacred book of the Maya is illustrated by a contemporary Central American artist. It contains ancient Mayan stories about the creation of the universe, gods and goddesses, and humankind that provide a look at the mythological foundation of their society.


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