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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2

John Lloyd Stephens

The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, are about to rediscover Mayan civilization. Their guide, slashing through the rampant growth with his machete, leads them to a stone column, fourteen feet high, sculptured on the front with a portrait of a man, “solemn, stern and well fitted to excite terror,” covered on the sides with hieroglyphics, and with workmanship “equal to the finest monuments of the Egyptians.” Stephens records their discoveries and also his travels in Central America, while Catherwood directs his immense artistic talent to illustrating views of Mayan architecture. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán was a best seller in its day and has been called an “Indiana Jones” saga by modern reviewers. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, are about to rediscover Mayan civilization. Their guide, slashing through the rampant growth with his machete, leads them to a stone column, fourteen feet high, sculptured on the front with a portrait of a man, “solemn, stern and well fitted to excite terror,” covered on the sides with hieroglyphics, and with workmanship “equal to the finest monuments of the Egyptians.” Stephens records their discoveries and also his travels in Central America, while Catherwood directs his immense artistic talent to illustrating views of Mayan architecture. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán was a best seller in its day and has been called an “Indiana Jones” saga by modern reviewers. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, are about to rediscover Mayan civilization. Their guide, slashing through the rampant growth with his machete, leads them to a stone column, fourteen feet high, sculptured on the front with a portrait of a man, “solemn, stern and well fitted to excite terror,” covered on the sides with hieroglyphics, and with workmanship “equal to the finest monuments of the Egyptians.” Stephens records their discoveries and also his travels in Central America, while Catherwood directs his immense artistic talent to illustrating views of Mayan architecture. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán was a best seller in its day and has been called an “Indiana Jones” saga by modern reviewers. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:23