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The Mayas, the Sources of Their History Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries   By: (1835-1905)

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The Mayas, the Sources of Their History Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries by Stephen Salisbury offers an intriguing exploration into the ancient world of the Mayas. In this comprehensive book, Salisbury presents the incredible discoveries made by Dr. Le Plongeon during his research in Yucatan.

One of the notable aspects of this book is its meticulous attention to historical detail. Salisbury masterfully incorporates Dr. Le Plongeon's firsthand accounts, documenting his excavations and uncovering of Maya artifacts. Through the author's vivid descriptions, readers are transported to the magnificent archaeological sites and can almost feel the excitement of each fascinating discovery.

What sets this book apart is that it not only presents the historical findings of Dr. Le Plongeon but also delves into his personal journey and the controversies surrounding his work. Salisbury explores the challenges faced by Dr. Le Plongeon in the academic sphere, where his unconventional theories and interpretations were met with skepticism. This adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, highlighting the commitment and perseverance of a passionate scholar.

The depth of research evident throughout the book is commendable. Salisbury provides readers with a thorough understanding of the Maya civilization, their cultural practices, and their historical significance. By carefully examining various sources and contextualizing Dr. Le Plongeon's findings, the author offers a comprehensive overview of Maya history that goes beyond mere archaeological evidence.

Despite the informative nature of the book, at times, the writing can feel slightly dense, making it a challenging read for those unfamiliar with Maya history or archaeology. While the level of detail is impressive, it may overwhelm readers seeking a more accessible introduction to the subject. Additionally, the book mainly focuses on Dr. Le Plongeon's work, which may leave some readers yearning for a broader exploration of the Maya civilization as a whole.

Nevertheless, The Mayas, the Sources of Their History Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the Mayas and their archaeological heritage. Salisbury's thorough research, coupled with Dr. Le Plongeon's personal experiences, creates a captivating narrative that sheds light on a vibrant civilization. It is a must-read for scholars and enthusiasts alike, offering a unique perspective on Maya history.

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Transcriber's Note

Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of changes is found at the end of the text. Inconsistency in spelling and hyphenation has been maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and hyphenated words is found at the end of the text. The use of accents on foreign words and the capitalization of titles in foreign languages is not consistent. This text maintains the original usage. Use of italics on titles of cited words is not consistent. This text maintains the original usage. Oe ligatures have been expanded.

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[Illustration: Plano de Yucatan 1848]

THE MAYAS, THE SOURCES OF THEIR HISTORY.

DR. LE PLONGEON IN YUCATAN, HIS ACCOUNT OF DISCOVERIES.

BY STEPHEN SALISBURY, JR.

FROM PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, OF APRIL 26, 1876, AND APRIL 25, 1877.

PRIVATELY PRINTED.

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