An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs (Paperback)
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Short Description for An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs Classic study by truly great figure in hieroglyph research. Still the best introduction for the student. 117 illustrations.
- Published: 21 August 2013
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486231082 ISBN 10: 0486231089
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Around one hundred thirty years ago the discovery was made that the jungles of southern Mexico and the neighboring countries contained the scattered remains of a high civilization, the Maya, with a system of writing undecipherable and related to no other form known. In the last hundred years the system has gradually yielded its secrets, glyph by glyph, with the eventual result that we can now read a fair amount of the inscriptions. One of the truly great figures in this unfoldment was the late Sylvanus G. Morley of the Carnegie Institution.