Course to read and write Maya glyphs to be offered in Merida

the Yuri Knorosov Maya epigraphy Center in Merida will impart a new cycle of teaching classical Mayan glyphs, in order to transmit this knowledge and to prevent it from being forgotten in the future

By Valeria Bigurra Tuesday, August 25, 2015 comments

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The Mayans developed an important culture that contributed to science, astrology, mathematics and other fields.

 

However only a few people today understand the Mayan language. Far less are those who can read ancient Mayan writing.

 

With this in mind, the Yuri Knorosov Maya epigraphy Center in Merida will impart a new cycle of teaching classical Mayan glyphs, in order to transmit this knowledge and to prevent it from being forgotten in the future.

 

Archaeologist Guillermo Kantun, the field coordinator at the institute, expressed through social networks that the “Maya epigraphy Introductory Course: learn to read hieroglyphs”, will begin on August 31 with an initial group and in September 1 with a second group. So if a student fails to attend a class, they can take it the next day with the other group.

 

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Source: Wikimedia Commons. Original Title: “Palenque glyphs-edit1” By Kwamikagami. Public Domain. 2004.

 

The course will last 32 hours total, four hours a week, on a schedule from 6 to 8 pm, Mondays to Thursdays.

 

The course will be held at the Maya Epigraphy Center, located on the top floor of the Passage Picheta, at 61 street, between 60 and 62 street, in the historic center of Merida. It will have a cost MX $200 pesos (approximately US $12), and will end on October 29.