Lecture no. 9 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
As you turn to the second pillar of decipherment—the body of texts available for study—consider how epigraphers find a broad, accurate, and readily accessible corpus to examine. Walk through methods for recording inscriptions, and contrast early and modern illustrations of the Classic Maya site of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico, to see the evolution of epigraphic illustration.