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What Do the Mayan Glyphs Say?

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

What Do the Mayan Glyphs Say?

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.

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