How To Read Maya Hieroglyphs

How To Read Maya Hieroglyphs

by John Montgomery
     
 

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The spectacular hieroglyphic writing system of the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica eluded modern-day decipherment for more than 200 years. This comprehensive introductory course teaches the structure and use of the now almost fully recovered script, and serves as a reference to its features and symbols. More than 350 glyphic illustrations appear, along with color… See more details below

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The spectacular hieroglyphic writing system of the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica eluded modern-day decipherment for more than 200 years. This comprehensive introductory course teaches the structure and use of the now almost fully recovered script, and serves as a reference to its features and symbols. More than 350 glyphic illustrations appear, along with color photographs of hieroglyphs in their original context.

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Travels in Central America tweaked epigrapher and illustrator Montgomery's interest in the ancient Maya. After reviewing the two- century effort to decipher the script, he describes its elements and how they combine into text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781810203
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
New Language Guides
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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