The Resource Breaking the Maya code, (electronic resource)

Breaking the Maya code, (electronic resource)

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Breaking the Maya code
Title
Breaking the Maya code
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For almost 2000 years, the ancient Maya of Central America recorded their history and ideas in an intricate and beautiful hieroglyphic script. Then, in the 16th century, Spanish invaders burned their books and ruthlessly extinguished hieroglyphic literacy. By the 18th century, when stone inscriptions were discovered buried in the jungles of Central America, no one on earth could read them. Breaking the Maya Code is the story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the lost secrets of this ancient civilization. Based on archaeologist Michael Coe's book, called by The New York Times "one of the great stories of twentieth century scientific discovery", this amazing detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us from the jungles of Guatemala to the bitter cold of Russia, from ancient Maya temples to the dusty libraries of Dresden and Madrid. The heroes of the story are an extraordinary group of men and women: linguists and mathematicians, artists and adventurers, archeologists and eccentrics - each finding a different piece of the puzzle. They include an English photographer, a German librarian, a Russian soldier, a California newspaperman, and an art teacher from Tennessee. An 18-year-old boy, immersed in the glyphs since early childhood, makes the final breakthrough
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Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by David Lebrun
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Narrator, C.C.H. Pounder
Runtime
116
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Breaking the Maya code, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Control code
MWT10023660
Dimensions
  • other
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http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
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Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 116 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT10023660
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
10023660
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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