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Lost King of the Maya

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Tour Copán with David Stuart
Maya writing expert David Stuart reveals some of Copán's greatest treasures—including stelae and altars—in this series of 17 film clips. (QuickTime or RealPlayer plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Incidents of Travel
U.S. State Department lawyer John Lloyd Stephens went in search of Maya ruins in 1839-40. Excerpts from his book "Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan" describe his first sighting of the ruined city of Copán. Drawings by architect Frederick Catherwood accompany the text. (Grades 9-12)

Map of the Maya World
The Maya civilization boasted hundreds of cities across a vast swath of Central America. Read summaries and view photos of 15 of the better-known Maya sites in this feature. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Reading Maya Hieroglyphs (Hot Science)
Maya people used a system of numbers that span from one to 19. See if you can figure out their numbering system in this poetic online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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