Mysterious Maya Hieroglyphs


In addition to their impressive ruins, the Maya also left behind 800 writing signs. Only a portion of them has been successfully deciphered to date. Researchers now want to decipher them – a Sisyphean task.

Düsseldorf. The Maya built gigantic pyramids, were masters at calculating – and they left behind some 800 mysterious signs. Researchers at the University of Bonn now want to study the Maya hieroglyphs and compile a „Dictionary of Classic Mayan“. The project is scheduled to run for 15 years.

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