By Joyce Kelly

Tikal, Cop?n, Uaxact?n - historic Maya towns whose names conjure up romance, secret, and technological know-how without notice. Joyce Kelly’s transparent descriptions and pleasing photos of those and plenty of different websites will make you must pack your baggage and head for primary the USA. And if you arrive, this guidebook won't allow you to down. It covers 38 websites and 25 museums - greater than the other guidebook - in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Kelly’s details is actual and recent: she has visited each web site in my opinion. The descriptions comprise all of the significant, famous websites and lots of no longer showing different guidebooks.Kelly describes every one website and museum, from its pyramids and temples to its hieroglyphic stairways and "eccentric flints." She comprises many web site plans, and her description of every web site comprises its historic background in addition to its contemporary archaeological activity.Equally vital, Kelly describes precisely how you can get there. transparent maps and targeted written instructions comprise the space (in miles and kilometers) and the riding time required for every section of the journey. if you want a four-wheel-drive motor vehicle to barter rutted dust roads, Kelly tells you. if you want a advisor, she tells you the place to discover one.

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For that, and for connecting roads between countries, you will want to have one or more good road maps. The site plans are to help you get around the sites; buildings and monuments of interest are included, but not all buildings are shown. The best and most detailed road maps of Central America that I have seen are those published by International Travel Maps. These maps are highly recommended; they can sometimes be found in map specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and England, or they can be ordered from the publisher at 345 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1P8, Canada.

Of interest only to the enthusiast. Others may ignore these. No Stars Of minor importanceonly for the avid enthusiast. List of Sites and Museums By Ratings (B) Belize (G) Guatemala (H) Honduras (S) EL Salvador Four Stars **** Copán (H) Guatemala City Museum (G) Popol Vuh Museum (G) Tikal (G) Three Stars *** Abaj Takalik (G) Altun Ha (B) Caracol (B) Chichicastenango Museum (G) Copán Museum (H) Finca EL Baúl (G) Iximché (G) La Democracia Plaza (G) Lamanai (B) Lubaantun (B) Mixco Viejo (G) Quiriguá (G) San Salvador Museum (S) Seibal (G) Tazumal (S) Tazumal Museum (S) Tegucigalpa Museum (H) Tikal Museum (G) Tikal Lithic Museum (G) Uaxactún (G) Xunantunich (B) Yaxhá (G) Zaculeu (G) Two Stars ** Abaj Takalik Museum (G) Belize Museum (B) Belmopan Vault (B) Bilbao (G) Cahal Pech (B) Cerén (S) Cerén Museum (S) Comayagua Museum (H) EL Baúl (G) Finca Las Ilusiones (G) Iximché Museum (G) Kaminaljuyú (G) La Democracia Museum (G) La Entrada Museum (H) Lamanai Museum (B) Nakum (G) Nim Li Punit (B) San Andrés (S) Santa Rita (B) Topoxte (G) Utatlán (G) Uxbenka (B) Zaculeu Museum (G) One Star * Aguateca (G) Cerros (B) Cihuatan (S) Cuello (B) Page 16 Dos Pilas (G) Finca Pantaleón (G) Nohmul (B) Pacbitun (B) Quelepa (S) Utatláin Museum (G) No Stars Floral Park (B) Cara Sucia (S) San Andrés Museum (S) Page 17 PART TWO THE SITES AND MUSEUMS Page 18 Belize, showing areas delimited by the sectional maps.

It has some city and area maps. La Ruta Maya: Yucatán, Guatemala, and Belize, by Tom Brosnahan, also includes the route from Guatemala to Copán, Honduras; it was published in 1991 and is one of a series of guides published by Lonely Planet Publications. It contains many good city and area maps. Guatemala Guide, by Paul Glassman, is published by Passport Press (1990). This reliable guide is an updated version of the one first published in 1977; it has some city and area maps. Guatemala Alive, by Arnold Greenberg and Diana K.

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