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Cracking the Maya Code

1 February 2011 2 Comments

The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology’s fiercest challenges. Until now.

Check out this super video on the ancient Maya writing system

Readers, what do you think about the ancient Maya Writing System?  As always, I’ve love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below!

Source:

PBS NOVA http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/cracking-maya-code.html


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