What Do the Mayan Glyphs Say?
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
How can the strikingly similar structural features of the Mayan and ancient Egyptian writing systems be explained? Continue your exploration of how Mayan writing works through a comparison with Egyptian hieroglyphs. Then find out what scholars have learned about ancient Maya civilization from decipherment, and examine a series of fascinating—and even humorous—inscriptions.