The Secret Code Behind the 800 Signs
Bonn researchers are working on a Mayan dictionary. Yet they now have to acknowledge that there were also dialects.
The Maya built gigantic pyramids, were masters at calculating, and left behind some 800 mysterious signs whose decipherment has been a work in progress for almost 500 years. Researchers at the University of Bonn now want to renew study of the hieroglyphs and compile a complete “Dictionary of Classic Mayan” in a 15-year-long project.