Week 1: The story so far...
Episode 1: The story so far...
Some useful maps
A Maya Timeline
El Castillo, Chichen Itza and The Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque
How does he know this? Mr Ousby's main sources
Primary sources (from the actual times they're describing)
- The four Maya codices: The Madrid Codex, The Dresden Codex, The Paris Codex and the Maya Codex of Mexico. (The actual dates of these codices are heavily debated by Maya scholars)
- 'Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan' by John Lloyd Stephens, illustrated by Frederick Catherwood (1854 edition)
Secondary sources (recent sources about past times)
- 'The Maya' (Ninth Edition) by Michael D. Coe and Stephen Houston (2015)
- 'Jungle of Stone' by William Carlsen (2017)