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NOVA: Cracking the Maya Code
Aired:
04/08/2008
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Discover secrets from an ancient civilization.

 


Pages from the Dresden Codex, one of only four Maya books known to have survived the Conquest.Pages from the Dresden Codex, one of only four Maya books known to have survived the Conquest.

NOVA

Cracking the Maya Code

Aired April 8 at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV

This is a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. One of the greatest detective stories in all of archaeology, it has never been told in depth on television before. With glorious footage of Mayan temples and art, this documentary was many years in the making and culminates in the fascinating account of this once magnificent ancient civilization’s ingenious method of communication. visit the website...


 
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