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Secrets in Stone

All About Maya Hieroglyphs

Coulter, Laurie

(Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Secrets in Stone
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Inquisitive minds will relish developing their own secret codes and messages with over 50 Maya hieroglyphs. The book comes with its very own UV-raised Glyphmaster, which allows budding archeologist to create glyph rubbings, just like real archeologists. Illustrations.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316158836
Branch Call Number: j 497.415 C855s 2001
Characteristics: 48 p. :,col. ill., col. map ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: English, Sarah Jane 1956-

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Explains how these hieroglyphs, once thought indecipherable, were deciphered about 40 years ago, and what the hieroglyphs mean.

Taking readers into the world of the ancient Mayan code, the author explains how these hieroglyphs, once thought indecipherable, were deciphered about 40 years ago, and what the hieroglyphs mean. Includes a raised "Glyphmaster" so readers can make glyph rubbings just like real archaeolo... Read More »


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Jul 01, 2013
  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent summary. If you've read Michael Coe's "Breaking the Maya Code," this follows that canonical hsitory of the field very closely, but written and illustrated for kids.

It's not shy about bloodletting and war, so it might not be good for little ones. Plus it's pretty complicated. But to me it feels like it's written to a fairly young audience in other ways, so the age range for this one is fairly narrow.

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Jul 01, 2013
  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MATT MORGAN thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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