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The Maya were the only civilization in the Americas to develop a complete writing system. Their hieroglyphic script (800 glyphs, half of them deciphered) can be seen on carved stone stelae, door lintels and on painted murals and ceramics.


Tikal Stela

This artefact displays a 3D model of a stela, which is located in the Maya site of Tikal.

Stela Trigger


This artefact demonstrates how to correctly pronounce "Copan", a Maya site.

Copan Trigger

Dresden Codex

This artefact displays a 3D model of an extract of the Dresden codex, one of only four known surviving Maya codices. Tapping the 3D model will unfold the codex so you can see the individual pages.

Dresden Codex

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