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Mayan script , also known as Mayan glyphs or Mayan hieroglyphs , was the writing system of the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica and is 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 . [1] [2] Maya writing was in continuous use throughout Mesoamerica until the Spanish conquest of the Maya in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Maya writing used logograms complemented with 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.

Mayan writing consisted of a relatively elaborate set of glyphs, which were laboriously painted on ceramics, walls and bark-paper codices , carved in wood and stone, and molded in stucco . Carved and molded glyphs were painted, but the paint has rarely survived. In 2008, the sound of about 80% of Mayan writing could be read and the meaning of about 60% could be understood with varying degrees of certainty, enough to give a comprehensive idea of its structure. [6]

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