Jungle of Stone

The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya
CD - unabridged
Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: DD23919
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504695350
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William Carlsen artfully tells the enthralling true story of two great nineteenth-century explorers and the world they discovered. It is the nearly forgotten account of American John Lloyd Stephens' and Britisher Frederick Catherwood's quest to understand what they had found in the tropical jungles of Central America when they had discovered 1,500-year-old pyramids and temples, along with evidence of astonishingly sophisticated art, writing, science, and culture. They had chanced upon the wondrous ruins of the Mayan civilization, the ancient world's most advanced civilization-- an incredible find that would change Western understanding of human history.