By Joyce Kelly
Tikal, Cop?n, Uaxact?n - historic Maya towns whose names conjure up romance, secret, and technological know-how without warning. Joyce Kelly’s transparent descriptions and eye-catching pictures of those and plenty of different websites will make you must pack your baggage and head for valuable the US. And in the event 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 info is actual and recent: she has visited each web site individually. The descriptions comprise all of the significant, recognized websites and plenty of now not showing different guidebooks.Kelly describes each one web site and museum, from its pyramids and temples to its hieroglyphic stairways and "eccentric flints." She comprises many website plans, and her description of every web site comprises its old background in addition to its contemporary archaeological activity.Equally vital, Kelly describes precisely find out how to get there. transparent maps and exact written instructions comprise the space (in miles and kilometers) and the riding time required for every section of the journey. if you would like a four-wheel-drive car to barter rutted airborne dirt and dust roads, Kelly tells you. if you want a consultant, she tells you the place to discover one.
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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. In the United States they are available from the Barbachano Foundation, 9500 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 710, Miami, FL 33156. There is one map for Belize (1:350,000 scale) and another for Guatemala and El Salvador (1:500,000 scale) that also includes the western part of Honduras (where Copán is located).
In any case, the chart should give the reader a fair idea of what was happening in northern Central America (at least at a few sites) during the times in question. 0) correlation. Geographic Divisions Northern Central America, as the term is used here, includes all of Belize and Guatemala, western Honduras, and all of El Salvador. This book covers each of these countries in the foregoing order. For ease of presenting travel information, Belize is subdivided into three divisions (northern, central, and southern), and Guatemala is subdivided into two (northern and southern), giving a total of seven geographic divisions.
In 1989, the National Geographic Society published "Land of the Maya: A Traveler's Map" at a scale of 1:1,609,000. It shows the major and some minor roads, along with archaeological sites and museums. It also includes useful archaeological information, but it does not show distances. , 20036. Tourist departments in the various countries generally have maps of those countries. Some gasoline stations also sell maps of the country they are in. Road maps and city maps are generally available from car rental agencies; the quality varies.
An archaeological guide to northern Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador by Joyce Kelly