Breaking the Maya code (Book, 1992) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Breaking the Maya code

Author: Michael D Coe
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Tells the story of the decipherment of the ancient Mayan script and of the people who made the breakthroughs.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Coe
ISBN: 0500050619 9780500050613 0500277214 9780500277218
OCLC Number: 26605966
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The word made visible --
Lords of the forest --
A jungle civilization rediscovered --
Forefathers: the dawn of decipherment --
The age of Thompson --
A new wind from the east --
The age of Proskouriakoff: the Maya enter history --
Pacal's people --
Down to Xibalba --
A new dawn --
A look backward, a view forward --
Responsibility: Michael D. Coe.


This is a story of how the Mayan glyphs found in the ancient ruins of Copan in Central America and other Mayan sites have been deciphered within the last twenty years.  Read more...
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