Mayan Glyphs ~ Hands Notebook

Notebook

Mayan Glyphs ~ Hands

by Stop::mashina ~Runes
$14.00

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DESCRIPTION

Our notebooks feature wraparound artwork from the world's best artists, with an anti-scuff laminate cover. Unleash your creativy on 52 pages of high quality 70lb text paper - minimal show-through even when you use heavy ink! Available in lined and unlined versions.

ABOUT THE ART

The Mayan script, also known as Mayan glyphs or Mayan hieroglyphs, is the writing system of the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica, currently the only Mesoamerican writing system that has been substantially deciphered. The earliest inscriptions found which are identifiably Maya date to the 3rd century BCE in San Bartolo, Guatemala. Maya writing was in continuous use throughout Mesoamerica until shortly after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century CE and into the 18th century in isolated areas, such as Tayasal.

Maya writing used logograms complemented by a set of syllabic glyphs, somewhat similar in function to modern Japanese writing. Mayan writing was called "hieroglyphics" or hieroglyphs by early European explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries who did not understand it but found its general appearance reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphs, to which the Mayan writing system is not at all related.

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