If there’s one thing I’ve learned this past year of reading books about the Maya, it is that the truth about the Maya is far more fascinating than the stories of crystal skulls. So I guess I’ve become a bit of a Maya truth junkie. That’s why I did not hesitate to click away $8 for a copy of ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE: THE MAYA. It is a “best of” collector’s edition featuring articles on the latest discoveries, hundreds of photos, maps, timelines, and I’ll find out what else when the magazine comes.

“Come with Archaeology‘s editors as they dive deep into the sacred pools where the Maya made human sacrifices to the gods, watch modern boxers in Mexico recreating the sacred rituals of their Maya ancestors, and delve into one man’s obsession with an ancient Maya queen.”