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Aztec Hieroglyphs—A Recent Decipherment

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Aztec Hieroglyphs—A Recent Decipherment

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Complex views of Aztec civilization are too often replaced with a one-note narrative that focuses only on the practice of human sacrifice. Look more closely at the system Aztecs invented to write their Nahuatl language, which is still spoken by more than one million modern Mexicans in the form of about a dozen regional dialects.

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