Scribal Traditions

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Recommended Books

The Art of the Maya Scribe cover photoThe Art of the Maya Scribe

We enthusiastically recommend this beautiful book by Michael D. Coe and Justin Kerr (Harry N. Abrams, 1998). Among its weath of photographs is one of a classic-period ceramic vessel (ca. 672-830) from the Nakbé region of Guatemala. This polychrome vase depicts the Maya Hero Twins demonstrating their mastery over death before the lords of the underworld. Scribal Traditions logoWithin this scene, a rabbit acts as a scribe, recording the events unfolding before him in a book covered with the spotted skin of a jaguar. And yes, this was the source for the Scribal Traditions logo, updated and adapted by Lisa Roger.

The Art of the Maya Scribe and the books recommended below are all available from Powell's Books, "the largest new and used bookstore in the world."


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For fun, try Elizabeth Peters's mysteries featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody.

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