Awakening the Mayan Language with a Dictionary

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The Maya built gigantic pyramids, were masters at calculating, and left behind some 800 mysterious signs. Researchers want to study them and compile a dictionary.

A German research team wants to produce a “Dictionary of Classic Mayan“. In order to reach this goal, the team wants to compile and digitalize some 10,000 inscriptions from the time period between A.D. 250 and 900, as the project director Nikolai Grube of the University of Bonn announced on Wednesday.

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