From the Rainforest onto the Computer

University of Bonn

Beginning in 2014, an online database for the Mayan language and script will be created at the University of Bonn

The University of Bonn is cementing its position as one of the world’s leading centers for Mayan language and culture. Prof. Nikolai Grube of the Department of Anthropology of the Americas and his team are beginning a new large-scale project in their field: a comprehensive account of the Classic Mayan language, including an online database of all hieroglyphics inscriptions. The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts is supporting the 15-year-long project with 5.4 million euros.

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