Ancient Mexico is a magnificent book fully worthy of its grand subject. The clearing away of sheltering and sweltering jungles in recent years has brought to light civilizations that were remote in time and bizarre in culture, and whose monuments were unreal in design. Would we want to live among the Maya and the Aztecs, with their strange galaxy of gods and their bloodlust? They also created art and architecture of astonishing grace and force. This book, in highly readable text and in 445 photographs and illustrations of reconstructed cities, tells their story in a masterly way.