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Peter Mathews in Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code

2008 NR

Inspired by archaeologist Michael Coe's best-selling book, this fascinating documentary traces the extraordinary efforts to decode a writing system that has mystified historians for centuries: the hieroglyphic script of the ancient Mayans. Eleven years in the making, David Lebrun's film journeys from one end of the world to the other to explore the epic story behind one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century.