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From Old To New Maya Language

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The native Mayas lived in the Mesoamerican region (Central America) from about b.C. 1000 to 1500 a.C. Their intelligent and beautiful written language is quite unknown to the western world, even to Central Americans, because it remained undeciphered for centuries. The Maya scribes had a very privileged position in the socio-political system and were multi-talented — they were artists, sculptors, and calligraphers, and were also believed to be astronomers, mathematicians, historians and royal book-keepers.

Original Maya hieroglyphs were both pictographic and syllabographic. My New Maya Language is a redesign of certain pictograms that communicate concepts and even sentences. Read More