Temples clinging to the sides of volcanoes. Stunning artefacts infused with intriguing meaning. Sprawling citadels and inaccessible tombs. From the Caribbean to the deserts of Mexico to the jungles of the isthmus, the civilisations of ancient Central America are astonishing. But many lie forgotten. The Aztecs, Mayans and Spanish colonialists dominate the stories of Central AmericaGÇÖs past, but archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper is determined to reveal the true character of a stunning continent. He will overcome any obstacle to explore four cultures that have long been overshadowed. Sometimes pre-dating their famous neighbours, often inspiring them GÇô and always equally significant GÇô these forgotten cultures are more than historical curiosities. They signify human responses to the challenge of startling environments, and they resonate with todayGÇÖs modern civilisations. Lost Kingdoms of Central America reveals the real history of the continent: through adventure and exploration; artefacts and culture; people and landscapes.
Lost Kingdoms of Central America