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Breaking the Maya Code
Breaking the Maya Code
Author: Michael D. Coe
Breaking the Maya Code tells the story of the last great decipherment of an ancient script. Twenty years ago the ruined monuments of Maya civilization were mute, the hieroglyphic inscriptions on magnificent stelas, temples, and palaces largely unread. Today, thanks to an extraordinary scientific breakthrough, these insribed remains are revealing...  more »
ISBN: 29410
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Book Type: Paperback
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Having studied linguistics, albeit for languages in a different part of the world, I had always been intrigued by those Mayan glyphs and found it strange that they were thought only to be about huge numbers and time counts. Now their brilliant decipherers have shown that the glyphs have much more in common with other writing systems than we supposed. I will not say any more, so as not to spoil other readers' delight of discovery.