Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya

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Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya. Archaeologists excavating Maya cities uncovered stunning jades carved with the images of gods and kings. But where had the stone come from? Some guessed China, others Atlantis but no one could say for sure. This is the story of the 400 year search for the lost sources of this precious stone. Hardback with dustcover, 287 pages