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Recommended Reading

For a bit of background reading to help you make the most of your visit, try A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya, by Linda Schele and David Freidel; The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art, by Linda Schele and Mary Ellen Miller; and The Maya Cosmos, by David Freidel and Linda Schele. The best companion book to have is Joyce Kelly's An Archaeological Guide to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, even though it lacks historical and cultural information, and many sites have expanded since it was written.

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