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    Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Altar de los Reyes, Campeche
    Announcements, News
    1. Mai 2021
    Christian Prager
    Images of stelae, altars and monuments from Altar de los Reyes, Campeche, are kindly provided by Ivan Šprajc and are added to the Maya Image Archive. All images are published under CC BY 4.0.
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    Annotator for the Linguistic Analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs (ALMAH)
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    18. April 2021
    Christian Prager
    Presentation by Cristina Vertan and Christian Prager about ALMAH, “Annotator for the Linguistic Analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs”, a JAVA-based tool allowing the semi-automatic generation of the phonemic transliteration of Maya hieroglyphic texts and enabling multi-level annotation and linguistic analysis of Maya inscriptions. Alternative readings can be entered, two or more decipherment proposals can be worked on in parallel, and thus the hieroglyphic texts can be analysed and translated with alternative proposals. ALMAH is based on a graph-data model. It reads the data from TEI documents and saves the annotated texts into an instance of OrientDB. Written in Java, it has a friendly user-interface and will be available as open-source to the research community. In this talk we present the data model and the functionality as well as the underlying TEI scheme allowing to encode Maya hieroglyphic texts formally and semantically.
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    A Possible Mention of the “Xukalnaah” Emblem Title on Altar de los Reyes, Altar 3
    Publications, Research Notes
    16. April 2021
    Elisabeth Wagner
    During the 2002 season of the long-term archaeological survey of southern Campeche led by Ivan Šprajc a fragmented circular monument was discovered. Its inscription records a long list of emblem glyphs, after which its site of discovery, formerly named after the ejido Zapote Bobal in which it is located, was aptly renamed as “Altar de los Reyes”. The monument itself was designated as Altar de los Reyes, Altar 3. The altar was found badly shattered – probably intentionally destroyed - in the center of the plaza in the West Acropolis of the mentioned site. The larger fragments feature a well preserved part of an inscription which originally encircled the entire perimeter of the lateral surface of the Altar 3. A large part of it could be re-assembled; however, a considerable part of the inscription is lost, thus leaving several inscribed fragments without an exact fit into the original text.
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    Maya Calendar Calculations online
    Announcements, News
    28. März 2021
    Christian Prager
    The Project Text Database and Dictionary of Classic Mayan has just released a new WebTool for the calculation and reconstruction of complete and in complete Maya calendar dates. The tool is free and open access via the project website and allows users worldwide to perform calculations of the Maya calendar and astronomical data. The tool not only calculates and reconstructs individual calendar entries, but also the calendarical and astronomical framework of an inscription. Unknown coefficients are entered either with * or a blank field, multiple coefficients are separated with commas " , " (e.g. 1,2,8) and number ranges are defined with " - " (e.g. 1-3,11-13), separated with commas " , ". Results can be exported as CSV, TXT, ODT or PDF. The features are described in a help menu, a description of the tool (in German) can be downloaded from the calendar tool website (via help menu).
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