Cracking the Maya Code
The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script, carved on monuments, painted on pottery and drawn in hand-made bark-paper books. For centuries, scholars considered it too complex ever to understand--until recently, when an ingenious series of breakthroughs finally cracked the code and unlocked the Mayas' turbulent past. Join NOVA on the trail of an ancient mystery with a modern twist, as contemporary descendents of the Maya are finally reclaiming the rich and complicated history of their ancestors.
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