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Cracking the maya code

  1. 1. By Nikita Gordon History 27Pre European Latin America November 17, 2011
  2. 2.  Lived in a large region that extended from Southern Mexico to some of Central America. Isolated from Europe and Asia. For the time period the Mayans achieved great success with civilization. Their Ancient Ruins were always such a mystery, but archeologist would began to unfold layers of history, that would tell an amazing story.
  3. 3.  Archeologist have been traveling to the Ancient Ruins for decades trying to crack certain codes, hieroglyphs, artwork, carvings and paintings. In 1930 Archeologist, Tatiana Proskouriaff, worked mostly among men in this field, so most overlooked her work, but soon colleagues would realize all her hypothesis about the Mayans were true. After hard work her dates would fit her theories perfectly. Soon they would all start to unravel the Mayans Codes.
  4. 4.  Soon Archeologist would start to understand what some of these symbols and hieroglyphs would mean, and start to understand how they lived, communicated, and what and who they believed in. Some ancient symbols and hieroglyphs revealed names of rulers and dates of which they ruled. Some carvings and pictures were objects that belonged to the royal court, king and queens. Other hieroglyphs show that the Maya people were dark, evil, neurotic, and graphic. Archeologist would soon discover that these paintings and symbols referred to the inner souls of the Mayans.
  5. 5.  Hieroglyphs Carvings Paintings Symbols
  6. 6.  The Mayans believed in offerings to their gods and ancestors. Hieroglyphs showed how they boasted about how many captives they had taken as offerings. Maya people also offered their own blood as contributions.
  7. 7.  Archeologist soon would crack The Maya Code, and understand them as a whole. They would soon understand their religion, language, lifestyle, morals, and well being overall.
  8. 8.  Pbs.org Caminoreal.com Cracking the Maya Code Wikepedia.com

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