Reading the Maya Glyphs


A compact guide to explore and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts


ISBN: 9780500285534 Category:

Michael D. Coe, Mr Mark Van Stone


In this practical guide Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone have made the difficult, often mysterious Maya script accessible to the non-specialist. They decipher real Maya texts, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the pronunciation, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English. The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a syllabary, a lexicon and translation exercises.

Additional information

Weight 482 g
Dimensions 15.4 x 23.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 10 March 2016
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.4 x 23.1 cm
Weight 482 g


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Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and The True History of Chocolate.

Mark Van Stone is the world's leading interpreter of Maya calligraphic art.